Cem Toker steps down as LDP leader

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Turkish politician Cem Toker has resigned as the leader of the Liberal Democrat Party (LDP), a post in which he served for more than 11 years.

Toker announced his resignation from his Twitter account on Sunday.

“I handed over the leadership of the Liberal Democrat Party which I served for 11 years, 7 months to Mr. Gültekin Tırpancı at our party’s 8th Ordinary Congress held today [Sunday],” he wrote.

Toker is known for his pro-democratic stance and criticism of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government. The LDP is one of the small parties in Turkey that is not represented in Parliament.

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