World Bulletin / News Desk
The AK Party also chose its new Central Executive and Steering Committee (MKYK) on Sunday.
The newcomers included former Voice of the People (HAS Party) Party Chairman Numan Kurtulmuş, who joined the AK Party last month; Osman Can, the former rapporteur of the Constitutional Court and former Democrat Party (DP) Chairman Süleyman Soylu.
All of the party's deputy chairmen and some ministers found their way to the MKY, including Abdülkadir Aksu. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, Deputy Chairman Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Ministers Bekir Bozdağ and Bülent Arınç, Deputy Chairman Bülent Gedikli, Deputy Chairwoman Edibe Sözen, Deputy chairman Ekrem Erdem, Emine Çiftçi, Nükhet Hotar, Social Policy Minister Fatma Şahin, Customs Minister Hayati Yazıcı, Deputy Chairman Hüseyin Çelik, another deputy chairman, and Lale Ersoy, Lokman Ayva, Mashar Bağlı, former Antalya Mayor Menderes Türel, Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek and PACE Chairman Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who were also previously in the MKYK, got reelected.
Other newcomers included Mustafa Şentop, a member of the Parliament's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission; former Denizli Mayor Nihat Zeybekçi; Ömer Çelik, who is a deputy chairman of the party; Öznur Çalık; Reha Denemeç, who is another deputy chairman; Sadullah Ergin, the justice minister; Salih Kapusuz, another deputy chairman and Zeynep Armağan Uslu.
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Turkey will be an extra regional observer at the Central American Integration System in 2015.
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Turkish dailies on Friday mostly covered latest developments in an ongoing investigation into the Gulen Movement...
Meeting's main purpose is to discuss mechanisms that enable the International Organization of Turkic Culture to act together