With regard to AKP

With regard to AKPIt is now apparent that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) scheduled a special congress two weeks from now following an order from andquotthe chiefandquot in order to elect [Foreign Minister] Ahmet DavutoIlu as party leader and consequently make him the prime minister, again complying with andquotthe chiefand#39s orders.andquotIt is obvious that the special congress is scheduled for Aug.

27 to prevent President Abdullah Gul from becoming the AK Party leader [as Guland#39s presidential tenure ends on Aug. 28].

The Aug. 27 congress will mark a milestone in terms of the AK Party becoming a party with absolute obedience to andquotthe chief.

andquot In my column published on Aug. 6, what I meant was a possibility of a situation like this: the fading of the AK Party identity that existed during the first years of its rule after it came to power in 2002.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman