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.

Turkey, Jordan ask for help with refugees

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Countries bordering Syria have asked the United Nations Security Council for help with the growing number of refugees coming from Syria.

Turkey opens new camps; Daraya dead at 400

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Turkey is opening new camps so it can hold 150,000 refugees fleeing Syria, an aid agency said, but a U.N. official said the number could quickly reach 200,000.

Turkey to raise refugee crisis before U.N.

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Turkish officials said the issue of the growing number of Syrians fleeing to Turkey will be raised before the U.N. Security Council.

Myanmar gets praise for openness

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The United Nations welcomed the visit by a Turkish official and the OIC to Myanmar to examine religious issues in Rakhine state, an envoy said.

Myanmar values reputation amid clashes

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Religious conflict in Rakhine state shouldn't serve to tarnish the emerging image of Myanmar, the country's president told visiting Turkish diplomats.

Assad arming Kurdish rebels, Turkey says

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The government of Syrian President Bashar Assad is suspected of providing weapons to Kurdish militants along the Turkish border, Turkish officials said.

Iraq reviews relationship with Turkey

BAGHDAD, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government said it was reconsidering its relationship with Ankara after the Turkish foreign minister met with leaders in the Kurdish north.

Iran asks U.N. help to free its hostages

TEHRAN, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has called on the United Nations to do what's necessary to free Iranians taken hostage in Syria and Libya.

Turkey, Kurds wary of security vacuum

ERBIL, Iraq, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Any effort by violent groups or organizations to exploit a power vacuum in Syria is a common threat to Turkish and Kurdish interests, a joint statement read.

Turkish official's visit upsets Iraq

KIRKUK, Iraq, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visited northern Iraq Thursday, prompting outrage from the Iraqi government, which said it was not informed.

Turkish TV: Border wildfires set by Syria

ANTAKYA, Turkey, July 5 (UPI) -- Turkish firefighters battled wildfires along the border with Syria Thursday, that Turkish television alleged Syria started to deny refuge to rebel fighters.

Syria says its airspace is 'sacrosanct'

LUXEMBOURG, June 25 (UPI) -- Syria wants neighborly relations with Turkey but regards its airspace as "sacrosanct," a government spokesman said Monday.

Turkey condemns Syria for downing jet

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 24 (UPI) -- Turkey's foreign minister Sunday issued a harsh rebuke to Syria for shooting down an unarmed Turkish military jet that briefly strayed into Syrian airspace.

Turks seek Iraq Kurds' help in oil drive

ERBIL, Iraq, June 20 (UPI) -- Turkey is driving to develop energy links with Iraq's oil-rich Kurdish enclave, in large part to secure its help in curbing Turkey's Kurdish secessionists.
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ahmet Davutoglu."
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