Former Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced his resignation from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Friday.
The AKP unanimously agreed to raise the question of Davutoglu’s expulsion, as well as the head of the parliamentary human rights commission, Ayhan Sefer Üstün, the deputy from Istanbul Abdullah Başcıand former Manisa deputy Selçuk Özden.
A founder and prominent figure in the AKP, Davutoğlu served as Prime Minister of Turkey in 2014 after a five-year tenure as Foreign Minister.
US and Mexico
A large number of immigrants seeking asylum in the United States will no longer be allowed to apply for asylum unless they first applied in a country they passed through on their way to the US. The rule functionally prohibits most immigrants from seeking asylum on the US’ southern border.
The American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations have challenged the rule in federal court, claiming it violates US immigration law.
President Donald Trump fired long-time administration member John Bolton from his position as national security adviser. Trump says he was motivated to fire Bolton because of their strong disagreement on a number of foreign policy issues. Bolton was known for his aggressive interventionist outlook and skepticism of arms treaties.