Turkey mulls Patriot missiles on border

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Turkey is mulling the deployment of Patriot missiles along its southern border with Syria and may submit an official request to NATO, officials said.

Turkey: 'No point' in talking with Syria

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- There is "no point" in having a dialogue with the Syrian government so long as it continues to "massacre its own people," the Turkish foreign minister said.

More voices call for Syrian truce for Eid

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Ankara called on the government in Damascus to honor growing calls for a temporary cease-fire for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
Turkey calls for sides to observe truce

Turkey calls for sides to observe truce

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Turkey's foreign minister on Friday publicly called on warring sides in Syria to observe a proposed short-term cease-fire during an Islamic holiday next week.
Syrian air force attack kills dozens

Syrian air force attack kills dozens

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Syrian air force destroyed apartment buildings and a mosque in a rebel-held town, killing more than 40 people Thursday, anti-government activists said.

Brahimi sees regional leaders on Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The Joint Special Representative of the U.N.- Arab League Envoy on Syria met with the Turkish president to discuss continuing violence in Syria.

U.N. envoy to talk Syria crisis in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, arrived in Turkey Saturday in an attempt to ease tensions between former allies Turkey and Syria.

Turkey seen blundering into war over Syria

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Turkey's latest spat with neighbor Russia has reignited fears the country may be blundering into war over Syria.

Turkey reroutes planes to avoid Syria

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Turkey Friday began diverting civilian planes to avoid Syrian airspace, officials said.

Turkish PM: Downed airliner carried ammo

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Ankara was carrying banned ammunition.

Putin to visit Turkey in December

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Turkish officials said Thursday they expected Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit the country in December.
Turkey intercepts Syrian jetliner

Turkey intercepts Syrian jetliner

AKCAKALE, Turkey, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Turkish military jets Wednesday intercepted a Syrian Air jetliner suspected of carrying weapons and forced it to land at an Ankara airport, officials said.
Syria apologizes for deadly shelling

Syria apologizes for deadly shelling

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Syria has admitted a shelling from Syrian territory killed five civilians in Turkey and apologized for the incident, Turkey's deputy prime minister said.

Turkey retaliates, strikes Syrian targets

AKCAKALE, Turkey, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Turkey launched an artillery attack on Syrian targets after mortar fire from Syria killed five people, including a woman and her three children, officials said.

Turkish, Iraqi ties sour

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Turkey is preparing an appropriate response to Iraq should the Baghdad government demand a recall of Turkey's counsel general, a government official said.
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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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