Baku, Azerbaijan, May 19
By Orkhan Guluzade - Trend:
Turkey's Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yildirim has become the only candidate for heading the country's ruling Justice and Development Party, the TRT Haber news channel quoted the party's representative Omer Celik as saying May 19.
Traditionally, the ruling party's head also serves as Turkey's prime minister.
An extraordinary congress of the Justice and Development Party will be held May 22 to elect the party's new head.
Earlier, Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey's prime minister and head of the ruling party, said he would not run for the party chairmanship.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had earlier said the decision to hold the ruling party's extraordinary congress was made by the prime minister. However, Davutoglu denied those remarks made by Erdogan.
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