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The Davutoglu era is over

As Davutoglu has no grassroots support, the prime minister's departure will be smooth.
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu greets members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) as he arrives a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas - RTX2CLC7

Should I boast about being prophetic because less than 48 hours ago I informed my editor at Al-Monitor that the title of my next column would be “Is it time to write an obituary for Davutoglu?”

Perhaps I should equally and ironically be considered as shortsighted because only a couple hours after informing my editor, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had become a man of the past. His over-ambitious tenure as Turkey’s prime minister is over.

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