Skip to main content

Is Davutoglu facing a 'mission impossible'?

The ambitious Ahmet Davutoglu may find it difficult to become President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan's “puppet” in his new role as Turkey's prime minister.
Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu greet their supporters as they leave Friday prayers in Ankara August 22, 2014. Erdogan, who will be sworn in as president next Thursday, named Davutoglu as his future prime minister on Thursday and vowed a power struggle against a U.S.-based cleric he accuses of plotting against him would continue. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR43CQ9

“Prime Minister Davutoglu and the Revolution in Turkey …” is the title of the Aug. 22 article by Ibrahim Karagul, editor-in-chief of the daily Yeni Safak, which is considered one of the most dedicated mouthpieces of the government. 

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will carry the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to the June 2015 general elections. The AKP, which has been addicted to electoral victories since 2002 under Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for the first time will be tested with its new chair, who, despite being handpicked, does not have the same level of charisma and appeal as his predecessor.

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.