Erdogan Led Ruling Party At Its Sixth Congress For Sixth Time

  • Erdogan Led Ruling Party At Its Sixth Congress For Sixth Time

KYIV (FNI) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was re-elected for the sixth time as the leader of the country's ruling Justice and Development Party.

On the next re-election of Erdogan on Saturday, August 18, - the Turkish news agency Anadolu reported.

According to the agency, 1380 delegates of the 6th congress of the party in Ankara supported his candidacy.

It is reported that at the forum of the ruling political force, the Justice and Development Party, held on Saturday, the Turkish leader said that the country does not intend to change its course "under the influence of economic levers" from outside.

"Ankara will not succumb to the pressure of the states, which by calling Turkey a strategic partner, perceive our country as a strategic goal for pressure," the agency quotes the Turkish president.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was re-elected to the post of the President of Turkey in the early elections, which took place on June 24. He scored 52.59% of the vote in the elections, with a record voter turnout of 86.24%.

At a referendum last year, the Turks voted to move to the executive presidential power.

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