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Kurds Welcome Change of Turkish Interior Minister

Kadri Gursel writes that Kurdish and other opposition groups are pleased with the replacement of Idris Naim Sahin as Turkish interior minister.
Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin (C) gestures while visiting a relief shelter campsite for earthquake victims, set up at a stadium, in Ercis October 29, 2011. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (TURKEY - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY POLITICS) - RTR2TDXF
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Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan last Thursday made four important changes in his Cabinet and replaced the ministers of culture, health national education and interior with new names.

Omer Celik, known to be close to the prime minister, replaced Ertugrul Gunay of leftist background as the minister of culture. Minister of Health Recep Akdag handed over to Mehmet Muezzinoglu and Nabi Avci, a respected conservative intellectual took over as the minister of national education. Finally, Erdogan replaced the controversial Minister of Interior Idris Naim Sahin with a parliament member from Mardin and the former governor of Istanbul, Muammer Guler.

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