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Incoming PM says EU membership strategic target for Turkey

English.news.cn   2014-08-28 05:55:48

ANKARA, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Turkey's upcoming Prime Minister, incumbent Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, on Wednesday vowed to pursue decisively for European Union (EU) membership and it's "a strategic target for Turkey."

Davutoglu was elected as chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) chairmanship after receiving support from 1,382 party delegates out of 1,388 attending the congress in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

Addressing supporters at the congress, Davutoglu, the only candidate for AKP party chair, hence the Prime Ministry, promised to work in harmony with Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has dominated Turkey's political scene for 11 years as prime minister.

Davutoglu is likely to form a new cabinet on Friday after President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who will be inaugurated as president on Thursday.

Davutoglu has been loyal to the outgoing prime minister as an advisor since 2003-2009. He was famous as the chief architect and ideologue of Turkey's assertive foreign policy for the last 12 years, which aimed to make Turkey more influential in international community.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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