Erdogan To Rejoin Ruling Party After Referendum Win: Official

ISTANBUL, (APP/AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to rejoin his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) after a key referendum win expanding his powers, a party official said on Monday.
“We will offer membership to Erdogan after April 27-28,” Mustafa Elitas, parliamentary faction chief of the AKP, which Erdogan co-founded, was quoted as saying by the private NTV television.

After being elected president in 2014, Erdogan had to severe his ties with the party under the impartiality principle of the constitution but the planned changes that passed by popular vote on Sunday would open
the way for a party-affiliated president.

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