The victorious party leader, Tayyip Erdogan appeared on the balcony of the AK party headquarters in Ankara to a rapturous reception. Flanked by his right hand man, the foreign minister Abdullah Gul, and various other political dignitaries, he thanked the crowd for delivering such a resounding victory. He told the party faithful that democratic reforms and economic development will continue. And he said that he will continue to strive to get EU membership for Turkey.
Erdogan promises to pursue EU membership