LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29:  H.E. Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey speaks during the Opening Ceremony & Leaders Panel at the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum at ExCel on October 29, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for 9th World Islamic Economic Forum)
'Mellow Islamist' Ali Babacan has held the posts of deputy prime minister, foreign minister, chief negotiator with the EU and minister for economic affairs since the AKP took power 17 years ago. Getty

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