(PhD Candidate, University of Piraeus (Greece)
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) – Publication date: 6 January 2015.
On the 28th of August, Ahmet Davutoğlu became the new Prime Minister of Turkey succeeding Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and giving his position at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. Erdoğan's Turkey emerged as a new challenger for regional hegemony and the new heads of Turkey's foreign policy are undoubtedly working toward this goal. Davutoğlu's promotion to prime minister seems to come as a reward for his foreign policy initiatives up to now, while Çavuşoğlu's move from the Ministry of EU Affairs to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reflects AKP leadership's satisfaction for his stance on the issue of Turkey's EU candidacy....Read more