AK Party's presidential nominee will not be problem: Turkish PM

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Erdogan discusses party's progress on choice of nominee and also sends warning over Twitter

Erdogan discusses party's progress on choice of nominee and also sends warning over Twitter

ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the decision of the AK Party's nominee for the August presidential elections will not create problems for Turkey.

Addressing a consulting meeting with his party's congress delegates for the upcoming presidential elections, Erdogan said on Wednesday: "I will also come together with my party's central executive and administration board members to debate the party's nominee for the elections."

"Finally, I will come together with President Abdullah Gul, and we will evaluate the situation."

Speaking as he attended the reception in Ankara of the Turkish Parliament's 94th inauguration on Wednesday, he also referred to the ban on social media platform Twitter, saying that a tax-evading company could not be allowed to carry on business in Turkey.

Reminding journalists that Twitter does not have an office in the country, Erdogan said the company should keep its promise to ban illegitimate accounts.

"If Twitter would not keep its promise to Turkey, we will do the necessary," said PM Erdogan.

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