Businessman Ethem Sancak, owner of pro-government Akşam and Star dailies, has been elected to the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) Central Decision and Executive Board (MKYK).
President Recep Tayyip Edoğan was elected the new chairman of the AKP after a 998-day absence from the party, during the party’s third extraordinary congress held at the Ankara Sports Hall on Sunday.
Before the election, Erdoğan reshuffled the AKP’s MKYK, with 19 members of the 50-seat board changed.
Sancak, known for the lucrative public tenders he won during the AKP term, is among the new figures who was elected to the party’s MKYK.
The businessman once expressed his love for Erdoğan, saying, “I fell in love with Erdoğan the moment I first saw him.”