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Erdogan reelected as head of Turkey's ruling AK Party

Baku, August 18, AZERTAC

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was reelected as head of ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party after he secured the votes of 1,380 delegates at the party's 6th ordinary congress in capital Ankara on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency.

In his speech, Erdogan thanked all party delegates for taking part in the congress. "May God helps us," he said.

The party delegates also voted for the new 50-member strong Central Decision and Executive Board (MKYK).

A total of 29 new names have been elected in the MKYK.

Central Disciplinary Board (MDK), Intra-Party Democracy and Arbitration Board, and Political Virtue and Ethics Board members were also determined by the delegates.

The new MKYK members convened on Saturday at 6.30 p.m. (1530GMT) at the party headquarters.

Erdogan is expected to announce new Central Executive Board (MYK) members after the MKYK meeting.

MYK members will assist Erdogan as the party's deputy chairmen.

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