Ahmet Davutoğlu

Ahmet Davutoğlu, Turkish diplomat and politician, has been Prime Minister of Turkey since 28 August 2014, and leader of the Justice and Development  Party (AKP) since 27 August, 2014. He previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2009 to 2014. Prior to becoming Foreign Minister, Davutoglu served as chief advisor to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. He is also a political scientist, an academic, and an ambassador at large. Following the election of serving Prime Minister and AKP leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as President of Turkey, Davutoğlu was announced by the AKP Central Executive Committee as a candidate for the party leadership. He was unanimously elected as leader unopposed during the first AKP extraordinary congress and consequently succeeded Erdoğan as Prime Minister.

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