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Turkey: How Erdogan’s Son-in-Law Toppled Davutoglu: Meaning for Investors

The machinations behind former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s resignation in May 2016 is one of the most important, yet least known aspects of contemporary Turkish politics. Even for the rank-and-file Justice and Development Party (AKP) member, the reasons why Davutoglu stepped down, and how he was replaced by Binali Yildirim, remain unclear. Yet recent open-source research reveals that Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son-in-law, masterminded this intrigue.

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