Announcement regarding Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu’s resignation statement

Süleyman Soylu, who was appointed as the Interior Minister in the immediate aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt, has earned the appreciation of our nation for his successful work to date.

Mr. Minister’s decisive fight has played an important role in substantially reducing the capacity of terrorist organizations to carry out terrorist acts in our country.

Likewise, through his persistent presence on the ground in the wake of natural disasters such as earthquakes, our Interior Minister has enabled strong coordination.

It is a fact that the coronavirus pandemic also has the dimensions of healthcare services, food supply, and public safety.

The successful work which our Interior Minister has been doing for over a month has ensured that no public safety issues have been encountered in this process.

Mr. Minister has submitted his resignation request to our President and the President has told him that he would not approve this request.

The holder of an office has the discretion to resign but the final decision belongs to our President.

Our Interior Minister’s resignation has not been accepted, he will continue his duty.