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Shakeup of economy team stuns Turkey, cheers investors

Presidential son-in-law Berat Albayrak has quit as finance minister amid economic turmoil, but most news outlets pretended it didn’t happen.
Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak addresses a press conference to announce his new economic policy and reforms in Istanbul on April 10, 2019. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)        (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

ISTANBUL — If a Turkish minister resigns on Instagram and the news doesn’t report it, did it happen?

That was the riddle confronting Turkey a day after Berat Albayrak, the 42-year-old finance minister who is married to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s daughter, said in a letter posted on the photo-sharing platform that he quit due to unspecified health issues and a desire to spend more time with his parents, as well as his wife and children.

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