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Department History: Foundation and Legal Framework

Formation of the Department of Press and Tourism (Law No. 45 of August 29, 1936).

Until 1974, the Department functioned in various organizational forms, such as General Directorate of Press and Information, the Department of. Press and Information, the Ministry of Press and Information, either as a self-contained department, or under the Office of the Prime Minister, sometimes as part of the government presidency, and other times under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From 1974 to 1994, it functioned as the Secretariat General of Press and Information under the Ministry of the Presidency. In 1994, under Presidential Decree 181, it was consolidated as the Ministry of Press and Mass Media.

In 2004, under Law No. 3242 (Article 2), the Ministry of Press and Mass Media was dissolved and two General Secretariats under the Prime Minister were established: The Secretariat General of Communication and the Secretariat General of Information, which incorporated the functions of the defunct Ministry.

Under Decision No. Y93, of May 26, 2004, the Prime Minister placed the two Secretariats under the aegis of the Minister of State