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Finance Minister Ahmet Davutoglu named as Prime Minister of Turkey

Aug 25, 2014 18:30 IST

Turkey's ruling party named Finance Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as New Prime Minister of Turkey on 10 August 2014.   He will replace Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  He will resume office from 28 August 2014.

Currently, Mr. Davutoglu is serving as finance Minister. He is the Finance Minister since 2009. The nomination of Mr. Davutoglu was done by the congress of the Justice and Development Party (AKP).

About Prime Minister of Turkey

The Prime Minister of Turkey is the head of government in Turkish politics. The prime minister is the leader of a political coalition in the Turkish parliament (Meclis) and the leader of the cabinet.

About Ahmet Davutoglu

Ahmet Davutoglu is a Turkish diplomat. He is a political scientist, an academic, and an ambassador at large.

Earlier, he had served as chief advisor to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He became a Member of Parliament for Konya in the 2011 general election.

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