Ahmet Davutoglu held his post as the Foreign Minister in the 61st Council of Ministers of Turkey.
Born in 1959 in central Anatolian province of Konya, Davutoglu graduated from the Bogazici (Bosphorus) University with a double major in Political Science and Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 1983.
He completed his MA in the Department of Public Administration and received his PhD from the Department of Political Science and International Relations in Bogazici University.
In 1990 he became an Assistant Professor at the International Islamic University of Malaysia where he established and chaired the Political Science Department until 1993. In 1993, he became an Associate Professor.
Between 1995 and 1999 he worked in Marmara University, teaching at the Institute for Middle Eastern Studies, the Institute for Insurance and Banking, at the Doctoral Program on Local Administrations and Political Science Department.
Following the November 2002 elections, he was appointed as Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister and Ambassador at large by the 58th Government of the Republic of Turkey. He continued to serve in the 59th and 60th governments.
He worked at Beykent University in Istanbul as a professor from 1995 to 2004, serving as Head of the Department of International Relations, Member of University Senate and Member of Board of Management while teaching as a visiting scholar at the Marmara University.
Davutoglu published several books and articles on foreign policy in Turkish and English. His books and articles have also been translated into several languages including Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Persian and Albanian.
On May 1, 2009, he was appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the 60th government.
Davutoglu is married with four children and speaks English, German and Arabic.
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