52 heads of states invited to congress of Turkey's ruling party
Fifty-two heads of state have been invited to the next weekend’s congress of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), said its deputy chair on Aug. 10.
Mustafa Atas told state-run Anadolu Agency that other than the heads of states, senior officials of foreign diplomatic missions and NGO representatives were also invited to the congress,
He said they are planning to hold a well-organized congress with extensive participation.
The congress will also mean the start of work on local elections set for March 2019, Atas said.
“In this congress, our chairman will find suitable ground to share goals regarding the local elections with the public,” Ataş added.
Ataş said they are taking all measure to ensure a smooth congress.
He added that the party has over 1,400 delegates.
The ruling party’s congress will be held in the capital Ankara on Aug. 18.