: Turkey to have new Prime Minister

16:46 May. 5, 2016

Turkey to have new Prime Minister

Ahmet Davutoglu (GettyImages Photo)

Current PM Ahmet Davutoglu announced his resignation

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his resignation Thursday, May 5. He decided to step down as the head of the government and the leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party [A.K.P.] after two years at the office.

The move occurred after his meeting with the Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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"I had consultations with the President. After that I reached a conclusion a new Prime Minister was what Turkey needed", said Davutoglu during the A.K.P. summit.

He claimed these changes were the only way to keep the party united.

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Davutoglu said his resignation would come into force after an extraordinary meeting of the party leaders, scheduled for May 22. The official added the party would choose the new Prime Minister shortly after that.

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