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Ankara ready to talk with Cyprus

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 21 (UPI) -- Ankara is ready to move closer to southern Cyprus provided the good-will gesture is reciprocated, the Turkish foreign minister said Friday in Istanbul.
Ankara expects Kurdish help with PKK

Ankara expects Kurdish help with PKK

ANKARA, Turkey, May 5 (UPI) -- Ankara is expecting significant support from the Kurdish administration in Iraq in the fight against Kurdish guerrillas, the Turkish foreign minister said.

Turkey pushes again for EU visa exemption

ANKARA, Turkey, March 16 (UPI) -- The Turkish government has renewed its call for the European Union to remove visa requirements on its citizens within Europe.

Turkey calls for more EU influence

HELSINKI, Finland, March 13 (UPI) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Saturday called for the European Union to seek more influence in the Middle East and the South Caucasus.
Israel offers Turkey earthquake aid

Israel offers Turkey earthquake aid

ANKARA, Turkey, March 9 (UPI) -- Israel has offered aid to Turkey following Monday's earthquake that badly damaged six towns and killed at least 51 people, Turkish national media reported.
Iran mum on Turkish uranium offer

Iran mum on Turkish uranium offer

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Turkish diplomats say their offer to help reduce tension over Iran's nuclear program was met by an "inscrutable" response in Tehran this week.
Ankara, Tehran eye regional developments

Ankara, Tehran eye regional developments

TEHRAN, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu arrived in Tehran Tuesday, saying contact with Iran was important for regional development.

Ankara deflects PKK-Taliban comparison

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Ankara deflected criticism for backing a measure to include moderate Taliban in the Afghan plan while cracking down on pro-Kurdish groups on its soil.

Ankara shakes up foreign policy

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Ankara will send foreign staffers to work in border regions before they take office in an effort to remove diplomatic walls, the Turkish foreign minister said.

Turkey, Syria sign strategic partnership

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Syrian and Turkish officials agreed during bilateral meetings in Damascus to form a long-term strategic partnership to enhance their relationship.

Iraq, Syria talks 'constructive' -- Ankara

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A multilateral meeting in Istanbul meant to mend relations between Iraq and Syria was "constructive," said Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Turkey tries to mend Iraq-Syria row

BAGHDAD, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu arrived in Baghdad on Monday in an effort to mend Iraq's relations with Syria following a deadly bombing in Iraq.

Turks mediating between Iraq and Syria

BAGHDAD, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is shuttling between Iraq and Syria in a bid to patch up relations between the countries, officials said Monday.

Ankara seeks strategic pact with Damascus

ANKARA, Turkey, July 24 (UPI) -- Ankara plans to pursue a bilateral strategic agreement with Damascus that is based on a 2008 mechanism established with Baghdad, officials say.
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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu meets with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on September 12, 2009 in Presidential office in Tehran, Iran. UPI/STR
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Professor Ahmet Davutoğlu (Turkish pronunciation: ; born 26 February 1959) is a Turkish political scientist, an academic and an ambassador. On May 1, 2009, he was named Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey after being the chief advisor to the Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey.

Ahmet Davutoğlu was born in Konya, Turkey. He graduated from İstanbul Erkek Lisesi, which is a Deutsche Auslandsschule (German International school) and studied at the Department of Economics and Political Science of the Boğaziçi University, İstanbul. He holds a masters degree in Public Administration and a PhD degree in Political Science and International Relations from Boğaziçi University. Between 1993 and 1999 he worked at the Marmara University and became a full professor in 1999. He was the chairman of the Department of International Relations at Beykent University in Istanbul, Turkey.

He is a father of four and his wife is a medical doctor.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ahmet Davutoglu."
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