Turkey’s Erdoğan meets justice minister after ruling party infighting

Source:Ahval News Date:20Sep2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül have met three times since the minister hit back on Wednesday at criticism of him in pro-government media from the so-called Pelican clique within the ruling party linked to the president’s son-in-law, Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, secularist Cumhuriyet newspaper reported on Friday.

Reports of splits and infighting within the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) have risen in recent weeks after the Islamists suffered their biggest electoral blow since coming to power in 2002, losing five of the country’s six biggest municipalities in March local elections.