Recep Tayyip Erdo

Cuts like a knife

While it has been the word on the street for more than a month, everybody looks like they are surprised to see PM Ahmet Davuto?lu leave office so smoothly. Has it been in the making all along? What was the main reason? There have been many other crises between the president and the prime minister, so what made it different this time?

German court rejects Erdo?an's challenge against Springer boss

A German court has thrown out a bid by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an for an interim injunction against Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner in order to prevent him from repeating a poem by German comedian Jan Böhmermann, after the CEO penned an open letter expressing support for the satirist, Deutsche Press-Agentur has reported. 

20 confrontations between Davuto?lu and Erdo?an during 20 months of prime ministry

Outgoing Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu began his political career as a diplomatic adviser 14 years ago. He rose to the Foreign Ministry and ultimately to the Prime Ministry with the Justice and Development Party (AKP) before choosing to quit the latter post on May 5. 

Wanted: A facile caretaker

While traveling to Antalya on May 3 for a "sequencing conference," speculations were abundant that the prime minister might step down at any moment. There was such an expectation for some time because of an alleged widening rift between the president and the prime minister.

Davuto?lu stepping down as Turkish PM, AKP to hold snap congress

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu has announced his decision to leave the chairmanship of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) at an extraordinary convention on May 22, underlining that the real reason behind his departure was not his failure as premier but differences with his colleagues over principles.