Europe endorses bilateral migration deal with Turkey

Europe endorses bilateral migration deal with Turkey

BRUSSELS, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Turkey took an important step in addressing regional crime by agreeing to work with the European Union on immigration issues, the European Parliament said.
Diplomats say something must be done about unrest in Bosnia

Diplomats say something must be done about unrest in Bosnia

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The growing unrest in Bosnia and poor economic conditions have EU foreign ministers and Turkey's foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu calling for action.
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EU, Turkey note positive momentum in cooperation talks

BRUSSELS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Leaders from the European Union said Monday reforms made in Turkey "gave fresh momentum" to moving closer to a possible association agreement.

Syria war requires political solution, London says

LONDON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The optimal way to bring an end to the civil war in Syria is through a negotiated political settlement, British Foreign Minister William Hague said Monday.

Diplomatic reshuffle sends 12 Turkish envoys to new posts

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Turkish Foreign Ministry performed diplomatic musical chairs Monday, moving 12 ambassadors and envoys to new posts around the world.

Turkey, Iran discuss cease-fire in Syria ahead of Geneva talks

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Turkey's foreign minister met with his Iranian counterpart Saturday to discuss a cease-fire plan for the rebellion in Syria, Turkish officials said.

Greek, Turkish FMs meet to discuss Cyprus, minority issue

ATHENS, Greece, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Greek and Turkish foreign ministers met in Athens Friday to discuss the upcoming start of peace talks on divided Cyprus, they said at a news conference.

EU, Turkey make progress on association

BRUSSELS, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- European Neighborhood Commissioner Stefan Fule said Turkey moved a step closer to Europe through a visa liberalization effort.
U.S. raises concerns about Turkish missile defense

U.S. raises concerns about Turkish missile defense

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the Turkish government is well aware of the concerns over its options for a compatible missile defense system.
Obama: Iran won't snooker U.S., allies in nuclear talks

Obama: Iran won't snooker U.S., allies in nuclear talks

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- President Obama Tuesday tried to assure lawmakers and business executives Iran won't snooker the United States and its allies during nuclear negotiations.
Iranian foreign minister meets top Turkish leaders

Iranian foreign minister meets top Turkish leaders

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed concerns about the Syrian civil war in meetings Friday with top Turkish officials.

Turkey mulling other missile systems

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The Turkish defense sector is open for business should U.S. and European missile contractors express interest, the foreign minister said.

Aid groups say broken infrastructure could harm Syria for decades

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The needs of the more than 4 million Syrians who remain in their country are overwhelming and could set back development for decades, aid officials say.

U.S. said to have canceled drone delivery to Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Washington canceled delivery of 10 Predator drones to Turkey after Ankara divulged the names of 10 Iranians who spied for Israel, a Turkish newspaper reported.

Slow progress in Israel-Turkey talks threatens gas pipeline plan

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The pace of the supposed rapprochement between onetime strategic allies Israel and Turkey is almost glacial, casting doubts on the prospect the Jewish state may build a $2 billion gas pipeline under the eastern Mediterranean to feed the European market.
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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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