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(Hurriyet Newspaper, 16 September 2014)
An uncanny resemblance.
Dr. Joshua W. Walker, a former senior advisor in the U.S.
government and an academician at the U.S.-based German
Marshall Fund Transatlantic and Truman National Security
Project, has related a story about how his path crossed with
that of new Turkish Prime Minsiter Ahmet Davutoglu.
In an article published in his analytical blog 'War On the Rocks',
Walker explained that Davutoglu is known by the monicker
"Super Ahmet" at the U.S.'s prestigious Princeton University.
Walker had come to Middle East Technical University in
Ankara in 2003 with the Fullbright exchange program and
first heard Davutoglu's name at a evening meal during
Ramazan that year.
They could be twins.
Years later Davutoglu was a guest at a conference at Princeton
given by Walker. Davutoglu gave the opening speech at the
conference, making a strong impression on the conference
participants. Because of his resemblance to the world famous
Nitendo character Super Mario and his whirlwind travel
schedule Davutoglu came to be known at Princeton as "Super