Media reported about the return of Erdogan to the presidency of the ruling party

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may again become Chairman of the ruling justice and development. It is reported by Haber Turk.

Presumably, on may 20-21, can be held an extraordinary party Congress, which will vote on the issue of change of leadership of the AKP. At present the party is headed by the Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim.

The prospect of the return of the President in the ranks of the Party of justice and development became possible after the referendum on introducing the 18th amendment to the Constitution of the country. According to innovations, the leader of the state has the right to retain party affiliation.

As noted by RIA Novosti, unlike other amendments, this amendment shall take effect immediately and not after the elections of 2019.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is one of the founders of the party of justice and development. He left the AKP in 2014 before joining the post of President of Turkey.

16 April, Turkey held a referendum to amend the Constitution and expand presidential powers. According to preliminary results, the adoption of the amendments voted 51.4% of citizens.