Delegates of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP)

Delegates of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Sunday re-elected Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the third time as chairman in a congress meeting in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

Erdogan, the sole candidate for the party helm, garnered 1,421 out of 1,424 votes, while the rest three votes were invalid.

The AKP party, founded on Aug. 14, 2001 as the 39th political party of Turkey, came to power after winning the general elections in November 2002.

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