Iraq threatens Turkey peace plan with PKK

ERBIL, Iraq, May 16 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government is threatening to sabotage a peace process between Turkey and its Kurdish separatist rebels.

Turkey says Syria set off deadly car bombs

ANKARA, Turkey, May 12 (UPI) -- Turkey Sunday accused neighboring Syria of being behind the weekend car bombings that killed 46 people in the border town of Reyhanli.

Car bombs rock Turkish border town, killing at least 40 people

REYHANLI, Turkey, May 11 (UPI) -- Two car bombs exploded outside government buildings in a Turkish border town Saturday, killing at least 40 people, and injuring more than 100, officials said.

Turkey claims Syria carrying out ethnic cleansing

ANKARA, Turkey, May 8 (UPI) -- The alleged massacre of Sunnis in the Syrian city of Banias is part of an ethnic-cleansing campaign, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.

Kerry: Renewed commitment to 'pluralistic Syria'

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday outlined an international plan to bolster moderate forces in Syria in their struggle against President Bashar Assad.

Gov't reports hitting rebel targets; Red Cross recovers dead in Aleppo

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 17 (UPI) -- Armed forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad targeted sites on the outskirts of Homs Wednesday, killing opposition forces, state-run media reported.

Kerry: Diplomat death a 'contradiction'

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday the death of a U.S. diplomat in Afghanistan was "a confrontation with ... everything our country stands for."

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Turkey first stop on 9-day Kerry trip

Turkey first stop on 9-day Kerry trip

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday began a nine-day trip to the Middle East, Europe and Asia, beginning in Turkey, the State Department said.

EUs Ashton lauds Turkish partnership

ANKARA, Turkey, April 4 (UPI) -- Bilateral relations with Turkey are of "vital importance" to the European Union, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said.

South Sudan courts Turkey as mediator

ANKARA, Turkey, April 2 (UPI) -- A delegation from South Sudan is expected to brief the Turkish government on the negotiations with Sudan, the Turkish foreign ministry said.
Kerry in Turkey for Middle East discussion

Kerry in Turkey for Middle East discussion

ANKARA, Turkey, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the Middle East this weekend during a visit to Turkey in advance of President Obama's trip to Israel.

Syrian refugees top 200K in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, March 10 (UPI) -- Turkish officials said more than 200,000 Syrian refugees have flooded over the border to escape two years of violence to oust President Bashar Assad.
Bakery attacks prove civilians targeted

Bakery attacks prove civilians targeted

LONDON, March 5 (UPI) -- Hundreds of people standing in line for bread were killed and injured in targeted attacks by Syrian forces on bakeries last year, a human rights group says.

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Ahmet Davutoglu
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu meets with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on September 12, 2009 in Presidential office in Tehran, Iran. UPI/STR

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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