Turkish President Erdogan rejoins ruling AK Party

Baku, May 2, AZERTAC

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejoined the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party upon signing his membership declaration during a special ceremony in the capital Ankara on Tuesday, Anadolu Agency reports.

Speaking at the ceremony at AK Party headquarters, Erdogan said: "Today, I return to the party that I founded, my home, my passion, my love, which I had to leave according to our Constitution on August 27, 2014, when I was elected president."

Under last month, under the previous Constitution’s rules, a Turkish president could not hold membership in a political party.

The April 16 constitutional change referendum overturned that rule.

Having rejoined the party ranks, Erdogan is now expected to be re-elected AK Party leader at an extraordinary congress in May.

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