Thursday, November 23,  2017
Ahmet Davutoğlu

Ahmet Davutoğlu has been the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey since May 2009.   He had also served as the chief advisor to the Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey.

Davutoğlu was born in Konya, Turkey. He graduated from İstanbul Erkek Lisesi, and studied at the Department of Economics and Political Science of the Boğaziçi University, İstanbul. He holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration and a Ph.D 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 was listed in by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the "Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2010" for "being the brains behind Turkey's global reawakening." In a Foreign Policy interview, he had talked about his "Zero Problem Policy" and said that "it is possible to have zero problems if the other actors respect our values; it doesn't mean that we will be silent in order to have good relations with all parties." He was also listed, along with  Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in 2011's Foreign Policy magazine's "Top 100 Global Thinkers" for "imagining a new role for Turkey in the world- and making it happen."

His publications include Alternative Paradigms: The Impact of Islamic and Western Weltanschauungs on Political Theory, The Civilizational Transformation and The Muslim World in English, Stratejik Derinlik (Strategic Depth), and Küresel Bunalım (The Global Crisis) in Turkish. His work, Strategic Depth, is considered an influential book in Turkey's foreign policy orientation. He is also a father of four and his wife is a medical doctor.


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