By Muhammed Toruntay
ANKARA (AA) – Fifty-two heads of state have been invited to the next weekend's congress of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, said its deputy chair on Friday.
Mustafa Atas told Anadolu Agency that other than the heads of states, senior officials of foreign diplomatic missions and NGO representatives were also invited to the congress, set to be held in the capital Ankara on Aug. 18.
He said they are planning to hold a well-organized congress with extensive participation.
The congress will also mean the start of work on local elections set for March 2019, Atas said.
"In this congress, our chairman will find suitable ground to share goals regarding the local elections with the public," Atas added.
Atas said they are taking all measure to ensure a smooth congress.
He added that the party has over 1,400 delegates.