The Turkish Prime Minister announced the decision to resign

Turkish politician Ahmet Davutoglu said he will resign from the post of leader of the ruling AK Party and Prime Minister, reports the Financial Times. He stated this at a press conference in the headquarters of the party. Davutoglu said that he would not seek re-election at the extraordinary Congress of the ruling party.

“After consultation with the President, I came to the conclusion that the change of the party leader and Prime Minister will be for the better”, — quotes the statement, ” The New York Times. He stressed that a change of leadership “should be held in a peaceful manner, to preserve the unity of the party”.