Former Turkish Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said in a March 4, 2022 interview on Asharq TV (Saudi Arabia) that he does not believe that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is qualified to rule Turkey. He said that he did "everything possible" to correct Erdoğan's policies, but he did not listen. Davutoğlu resigned from the position of Prime Minister in 2016.
Interviewer: "Do you think Erdoğan is qualified to rule? Yes or no?"
Ahmet Davutoğlu: "No, because if I believed that he could have a possible role, I would have continued to support him. I did everything possible. Even after my resignation, I kept my good relations with Erdoğan, and advised him to correct his policies. Unfortunately, he would not listen. If there was any chance to improve his policies, I would do my best, but for me, my country is more important than any person.
"My nation is much more than the interest of any group or political circle. Therefore, I see no possibility for Erdoğan to continue to lead Turkey in the years to come, because that would not serve the Turkish interest."