Former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu issued a press conference today in Ankara after the AKP's decision to discharge him along with other AKP members.
After being referred to the Central Disciplinary Board, Ahmet Davutoğlu, former AKP Deputy Chairman Selçuk Özdağ, former AKP Istanbul deputy Abdullah Başçı, and former AKP Sakarya Deputy Ayhan Sefer Üstün announced in the press conference that they resigned from the party membership.
"The party that decides to discharge us instead of paying attention to the criticisms we made will indeed give an account of this to the history and to the nation. Those who think that they will get rid of the internal criticisms with this will feel this break even deeper," Davutoğlu said.
"Building a new political movement is a historical responsibility for us. Within this framework, we invite everyone who feels responsible for this country, regardless of political opinion, to work together," he added.