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© Photo: AA / Hurriyet | Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ahmet Davutoglu (L) shake hands at the AKP headquarters in Ankara on Aug 21.

Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2014-08-22

Turkey’s Foreign Minister is set to become the country’s next prime minister and leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) under president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan, it was announced Thursday.

Davutoglu was formally nominated as the next AKP chairman and, and, by default, the country’s future premier, at a meeting of the party’s executive board, headed by Erdogan, who is due to take office later this month following his victory in the country's first direct ballot for head of state on August 10.

Erdogan, who has served as Turkey’s Prime Minister for the past 11 years, announced the decision after a three-hour meeting at the party headquarters.

"Our nominee is our foreign minister, our Konya deputy, our brother Ahmet Davutoglu," Erdoğan told the crowd, which included government ministers and journalists, at the AKP headquarters in Ankara.

He said Davutoglu was chosen following “very delicate deliberations” and due to his “determination to fight the ‘parallel state’.”

The term “parallel state” is used by government supporters to refer to the followers of Islamic scholar and the AKP's ally-turned-nemesis Fethullah Gulen, who has been in voluntary exile in the United States for over a decade.

Click here to read more on the Hurriyet Daily News.

 

Date created : 2014-08-22

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