Turkish FM Davutoglu tipped to replace Erdogan

Ali Sarıkaya's appointment as chief advisor to the Prime Minister indicates that Ahmet Davutoglu is likely to take over as premier from Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish FM Davutoglu tipped to replace Erdogan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is being tipped to take over as Prime Minister and head of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) after one of his closest advisors was appointed Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister.

Ali Sarıkaya's appointment as chief advisor to the Prime Minister indicates that Davutoglu is likely to take over as premier from Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who on Sunday was elected as Turkey's 12th president.

President-elect Erdogan, who is due to resign from his post as Prime Minister and AKP member in order to take on his new role, is expected to be replaced in the next general assembly scheduled for August 27.

Davutoglu, who himself served as the Chief Advisor to Prime Minister Erdogan before becoming Foreign Minister in 2009, is now the favorite to become the next Prime Minister.

Among other names mentioned by experts and analysts as possible replacements for Erdogan have been Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc and AKP Deputy Chairman Numan Kurtulmus.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Ağustos 2014, 17:41
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