Ahmet Davutoglu nominated as new prime minister of Turkey

Photo: Ahmet Davutoglu nominated as new prime minister of Turkey
 / Turkey

Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 21

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkey's Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu has been nominated the country's new prime minister, the president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters, TRT Haber said Aug. 21.

Reportedly, Davutoglu was also appointed interim head of Turkish Justice and Development Party (AKP).

TRT Haber said his candidacy must be approved by Aug. 27 at the ruling party's extraordinary congress.

Earlier it was reported that a decision will be made on the prime minister's appointment on Aug. 21.

Presidential election was held in Turkey on Aug. 10. It was won by the current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who gained 51.8 percent of the vote.

Current president Abdullah Gul will leave office Aug. 28.

Follow us on Twitter @TRENDNewsAgency