Foreign minister Davutoglu will be new Turkish PM, says Gul

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaks during a news conference in Ankara on July 3, 2014Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Tuesday that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is set to take over from Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the country’s next prime minister. Erdogan won the vote to be Turkey’s first elected head of state on August 10, replacing Gul with whom he founded Turkey’s ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP). “As far I understand, Ahmet Davutoglu will be the next head of government,” the outgoing president told the media at his last reception at the presidential palace in Ankara. I am going to support him,” said Gul of the understated former academic, who has been foreign minister since 2009.

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