Outgoing Turkish President Gul to return to AK Party

Turkish President Abdullah Gul signalled a return to politics after his term expires on Aug. 28, saying he would play a role in the ruling AK Party he co-founded with prime minister and president-elect Tayyip Erdogan.

Outgoing Turkish President Gul to return to AK Party

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkey’s outgoing President Abdullah Gul says he will return to the ruling AK Party "without doubt" when his presidential term ends.

"This is only natural for me and I believe that Turkey will continue on its road," Gul told reporters Monday at a press conference at Cankaya Palace, the president's official Ankara residence.

Gul said he would officially remain head of state until August 28.

Gul was one of the founders of the AK Party together with President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who became the country's 12th president in Sunday's first-ever direct poll to pick the head of the Turkish state.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Ağustos 2014, 17:34

Muhammed Öylek