Erdoğan and Davutoğlu among magazine’s global thinkers list
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Hürriyet photoPrime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu have been ranked among the Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers list.
Erdoğan and Davutoğlu have both taken the 28th place on the list, which placed Myanmar’s opposition leader and pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and the country’s president Thein Sein in the top spot.
“Turkey, under Erdoğan’s leadership has emerged as the Middle East’s indispensable power, grappling with the region’s struggles over identity and religion in a way no American politician ever could,” the magazine said on its website.
The magazine described Davutoğlu as “Turkey’s relentlessly globe-trotting top diplomat, the intellectual architect of the country’s newly assertive foreign policy, to rouse the world to action.”
Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, chairman of Microsoft Bill Gates, U.S. President Barack Obama, Chen Guangcheng, Chinese blind activist who have escaped from house arrest in China, Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani rights activist who was shot by the Taliban for pushing for education for girls, are listed among the list’s top ten.