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Turkish president-elect Tayyip Erdogan named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his future prime minister on Thursday and vowed a power struggle against a U.S.-based cleric he accuses of plotting against him would continue. Erdogan said Davutoglu's determination to battle the "parallel state", a term he uses for cleric Fethullah Gulen's influential network of followers, had been a key factor in his nomination as the next AK Party leader and prime minister. Being president will not hinder my struggle with the parallel structure," Erdogan told a news conference in Ankara. Erdogan, who will be sworn in as president next Thursday, said he would also support Davutoglu in advancing a peace process with Turkey's Kurdish minority and that forging a new constitution would be a priority for the next government.
Two American missionaries who were sickened with the dangerous Ebola virus while working in Liberia are doing better and have been released from an Atlanta hospital, doctors said Thursday. Doctor Kent Brantly, 33, and Nancy Writebol, 60, both Christian aid workers, were infected with Ebola in Monrovia last month as the largest outbreak in history swept West Africa. They were airlifted to Emory University Hospital for treatment three weeks ago. Writebol was released on August 19, and did not appear at a press conference with Brantly.