Half of ruling AKP administration to change following upcoming congress

Fifty percent of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) administration is set to change following the party’s regular congress taking place later this month, said government spokesperson Mahir Ünal on Tuesday, confirming speculations on a cabinet reshuffle from pro-government media. 

AKP is set to hold its sixth regular grand congress on August 18, on the heels of its decisive victory in the June presidential and parliamentary elections.

Ünal, while speaking to state-run TRT Haber television said that state administration had to form ‘’new customs’’ and changes have been made to the parliamentary group of the AKP, which has been in power in Turkey for 16 years, independent T24 news site reported.

'’We oversee a change that affects half of the party after each congress and general election, as well as local election. This has now become a tradition for the AKP. Of course, there will be a change in the Central Decision and Management Board (MKYK), as well,’’ Ünal told TRT.

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