Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu
is instrumental in the implementation of the expansionist plans of Turkish
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the region.
In doing this, he turns against the
zero-problems policy followed by his predecessor Ahmet Davutoğlu.
born in 1968 in the resort town of Alanya on Turkey's central Mediterranean
coast. He graduated from the University of Ankara in 1988, where he studied
obtained a master's degree in economics from Long Island University in New
York. He then obtained a PhD from London School of Economics.
In 2010, Çavuşoğlu was chosen to be the head of
the parliamentary committee of the European Council, the first Turkish national
to take over this post. He then represented the resort
city of Antalya in the Turkish parliament when he won a seat in 2022. Çavuşoğlu is
also a founding member of the Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party.
On August 29, 2014, Çavuşoğlu was appointed
as the Turkish foreign minister.
promoted Turkey's expansionist policy under the pretext of fighting the
Kurdistan Workers' Party in Syria and Iraq. He declared the launch of military
operations in the two states to eradicate the members of the party.
This came at a time Turkey's relations with militant and
terrorist groups in northern Syria became stronger. Turkey also kills innocent
Syrian civilians in the northern part of the Arab country.
boasts of his country's ability to eradicate Kurdish presence in northern Syria
all through the way to northern Iraq. Turkey does this by shelling and bombing
the homes of civilians in the region.
The Turkish foreign minister also accuses Greece of
accommodating Turkish criminals. He vociferously defends his country's
violation of the sovereignty of Greece.
also criticizes the Arab League and its Secretary General Ahmed Abulgheit who
is always critical of Turkey's regional policies.