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Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, stepped down on Sunday citing health reasons.
"After serving in ministerial posts for nearly five years, I took the decision not to continue my duty due to health issues," Albayrak said on Instagram. He also said he intends to spend more time with his family, whom he said he "neglected."
He announced his resignation in an Instagram statement confirmed by an official, came a day after President Tayyip Erdogan replaced the central bank governor with a former minister whose policies are seen to be at odds with Albayrak.
Mr. Albayrak entered the Turkish parliament in 2015 as a lawmaker for Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) and was then quickly named energy minister, before moving onto the post of the finance minister in 2018. Whether his resignation was accepted remains unclear.