Personalities who had refused to participate to past AKP events are still going to be invited to the celebrations of the 16th anniversary of the foundation of the AKP.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be meeting with his party members at Harikalar Diyari in Sincan, Ankara on the 14th of August to celebrate the foundation of his party. Sincan was apparently picked as the location for the events as it was the neighborhood through which military tanks passed by to force Necmettin Erbakan to resign on February 28th, 1997.
Arınç is also invited
Asides from the cabinet and parliament members, party delegates, and party founders Abdullah Gül, Bülent Arınç, Hüseyin Çelik, Ahmet Davutoğlu and Sadullah Ergin were all invited to the events.
It is expected for Erdogan to talk about the 2019 elections during his speech and salute party members from the stage together with Gül, Yıldırım and Davutoğlu.
It is worthy to note however that recently Gül had refused to participate to the AKP congress as he took the decision to “not participate in political activities after his presidency”