Turkish Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın has underlined that before 1960 Turkey's President was allowed to be a party member.
President Tayyip Erdoğan will apply to rejoin the ruling AK Party now that Turkey's supreme election board has declared the final results of April 16 referendum.
Erdogan will meet his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, at the white house in mid- may. On a two-day-visit, it will be the first meeting between these two leaders of nato countries. According to Kalın the invitation came from Trump.
Both leaders spoke over the phone after Trump was elected and after the referendum in Turkey, in addition to increased diplomatic relations between the two countries. However, they have not yet met face to face.
The two leaders will discuss their current agenda on syria, Iraq and the potential extradition of the ringleader of the Gulenist terror organization, Fetullah Gulen who orchestrating a failed coup attempt on July 15th.