"Fighting terrorism is not a local matter," Erdogan said, as he urged all countries harboring FETO suspects accused of perpetrating the July 15 failed coup attempt to extradite them to Turkey. He noted that Turkey will not otherwise extradite suspects requested by the same countries.

Erdogan was introduced by Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, who assumed the role of deputy parliamentary group chairman after Erdogan was re-elected party chairman on May 21.

The president's return to the parliament as AK Party chairman was met with great enthusiasm both by the deputies and supporters, who chanted slogans and songs in support of Erdogan.

Erdogan stated that he asked for all ministers to prepare a 180-day short term action plan regarding the problems voiced by citizens.

Emphasizing the need for AK Party to renew itself before the 2019 elections, Erdogan noted that the reshuffle in AK Party's all province, district and town organizations will be carried out by the end of the year.

He added that the party is currently making efforts to prepare a work program that would reach all 80 million citizens to exceed 50 percent voter threshold in 2019 elections.

Source: Daily Sabah