Members of the panel appointed by an Ankara court to organize the extraordinary congress of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) — Ali Sağır, Ayhan Erel and Mehmet Bilgiç – have released a statement, saying that the party’s extraordinary congress will take place in Büyük Anadolu Thermal Hotel in Ankara, around 10 a.m. on June 19.
The 18th Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals approved the ruling by Ankara 12th Court of Peace, which found the attempt by the MHP opponents to hold a congress in line with law.
The congress was previously scheduled for May 15 while the top court’s decision was pending. Thousands of MHP supporters gathered at a congress center in Ankara for the planned congress, as well as the candidates for MHP leadership. The crowd had to disperse later in the day.