Ankara – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was reappointed as the leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK), at a special party congress in the capital Ankara on Sunday.

Erdogan was the only candidate for the position at the party, of which he is a co-founder. He received 1,414 votes of the 1,470 eligible delegates.

He was forced to step down in 2014 when he became president but a constitutional referendum last month did away with a non-partisan clause on that role.

Addressing thousands of rapturous supporters who gathered for the congress today, Erdogan pledged to fight Turkey’s enemies at home.

“Rather than facing our people with our heads down tomorrow, we prefer to stand tall today against the scum at home and abroad,” he said.

“We will continue our battle against all terrorist organizations,” he added. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency