09:21 May. 23, 2016
Davutoglu's resignation paves the way for key ally of President Erdogan to be installed as new leader
Turkey's prime minister has resigned, paving the way for his replacement by a trusted ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Mr Yildirim immediately expressed allegiance to the Turkish leader and vowed to follow his path. Mr Erdogan is to formally ask Mr Yildirim to form a new government but Mr Davutoglu remains caretaker prime minister until that happens.
Mr Davutoglu announced earlier this month that he was stepping down amid differences with Mr Erdogan. Full story