The Justice and Development Party was founded on August 14, 2001, under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The National Rally of Independents won 102 of parliament's 395 seats in the September 8 polls, sweeping away the Justice and Development Party which had headed the governing coalition for a decade taking just 13 seats.
Justice and Development Party, a strong coalition partner in the previous two governments collapse from 125 seats to just 12 after a count of 96 percent of all parliamentary seats.
Turkey's President Erdogan says accusations of depletion of central bank reserves are "wrong from beginning to end" and that the bank's reserves were neither given away to anyone nor wasted.
Turkey's foreign exchange reserves stand at $95 billion and are poised to grow larger in the coming days, says Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan while speaking to a Provincial Congress of his governing Justice and Development Party in Izmir.
Fascism not in our book, it's in yours, Turkish President Erdogan tells Dutch politician Wilders over insulting caricatures as he renews his call for his French counterpart Macron to undergo mental checks.
"With the warming of the weather in the spring, the influx of irregular migrants heading to Europe will not be limited to Greece but spread all over the Mediterranean," Turkey's President Erdogan warns.
Justice and Development (AK) Party spokesman Omer Celik said the country's human rights action plan will be prepared as part of the country’s judicial reform package.
People's Alliance candidate Binali Yildirim and National Alliance candidate Ekrem Imamoglu faced off in the first political debate in almost two decades ahead of the June 23 mayoral election rerun called by Turkey's Supreme Election Council (YSK).
Main opposition Republican People's Party also wants a rerun in all Istanbul district councils. It argues the same flaws which the governing AK Party said occurred during the Istanbul mayoral election apply to the 2018 presidential election.
The Turkish lira fell past 6.1 against the US dollar after the Supreme Election Council orders a rerun of Istanbul mayoral election for June 23.
Rerun election to be held on June 23, says Supreme Election Council.
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