The AKP 16 years on

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Series Details August 2017
Publication Date 14/08/2017
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Euro|Topics relaunched their website during 2016. Features published before that date are still available via an archive website (see related url hyperlinks).On the 14 August 2017 thousands gathered in Ankara to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Turkish AK Party. President and party leader Erdoğan announced that there would be 'fundamental' changes to the party in the run-up to the election campaign in 2019. The party has already undergone major changes since it was first founded, commentators observe.

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Daily Sabah, 13.08.17: AK Party celebrates 16th anniversary with rejuvenation on agenda
ESO: Background information: Erdoğan to take chairman’s seat at ruling party congress
ESO: Background information: Turkey One Year After the Failed Coup
Hürriyet Daily News, 14.08.17: [Opinion]: Erdoğan’s dilemma on the AKP’s anniversary
Deutsche Welle, 14.08.17: Turkey's AKP rolls back its own reforms

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