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"None of the media reports about the resignation of Ankara Mayor Melih Gokcek reflects the truth," AK Party Spokesman and Deputy Chairman Mahir Unal told reporters.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is also the AK Party chairman, also spoke about the claims, telling the media in Ankara that no such thing was on the cards at the moment.
"But it doesn't mean that there won't be [such a thing]," the president added.
Erdogan and Unal's remarks came after reports emerged that Gokcek's name was among other mayors expected to quit following resignations of Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbas and Duzce Mayor Mehmet Keles.
The president hinted the recent resignations were part of a reform of the party before the 2019 elections.
"I hope we will prepare for the elections with a much livelier, more dynamic, stronger structure," he said.
In a speech last May, Erdogan said the ruling party had been suffering from a "metal fatigue" and needed a substantial change.
"The AK Party’s most important feature is its ability to renovate and renew itself," he had said.
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Thousands of supporters poured into the streets of the capital island Male on Friday night and continued their protest rally till early Saturday, the joint opposition said in a statement issued in Colombo.
Also suspended were the accounts of its parent organization, Strategic Communication Laboratories, as well as those of University of Cambridge psychologist Aleksandr Kogan and Christopher Wylie, who runs Eunoia Technologies.
Andrew McCabe was accused of misleading investigators on Clinton Foundation corruption case
Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell told reporters after talks with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades on Friday that the U.S. also wants to see a resumption of talks to reunify the ethnically divided island nation.
"There were seven people aboard, they are all believed to be dead," the official said, adding they were US service members.
A doctor at the private Goyal Hospital told AFP Friday that Clinton had undergone screening after suffering pain in her right hand following a fall.
The alliance is "dealing with the issue around this and in cyber and working to define an understanding of what would be a trigger for Article 5," General Curtis Scaparrotti, the commander of NATO forces in Europe, told a US Senate committee.
Speaking to reporters as he returned from a trip to Oman, Afghanistan and Bahrain, Mattis said officials he met with had expressed frequent concerns about Iranian behavior.
The newspaper said that Trump is discussing potential replacements for McMaster, but is willing to take his time because he wants to avoid humiliating him as well as to have a successor ready.
19 individuals, 5 entities blacklisted by Washington
Saeb Erekat slams recent White House meeting on Gaza's deteriorating humanitarian situation
Salim al-Jabouri says Turkey and Iraq will defeat terrorism together through 'full cooperation'
Oil is the lifeblood of OPEC member Venezuela's economy, but a major wave of political unrest that shows no sign of abating has slashed output.