The leaves of the Turkish Justice and Development tree continue to fall one after the other, indicating the near disintegration of the Recep Tayyip Erdogan party, and confirms the decline in popularity in the country, the latest leaves, falling near the fall, is called Ahmet Davutoglu, former party leader, where his "comrades "In the political organization seek to separate and strip him of membership.
According to Sky News, the party's executive committee unanimously asked the disciplinary committee to dismiss Davutoglu and three other party leaders, and a final decision on the matter is expected in the next few days.
Davutoglu is one of the most prominent figures of the ruling party, where he held several party and government positions, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister.
In late April, the former Turkish prime minister criticized his Justice and Development Party (AKP) and expressed "uneasiness within it," while a press report went further, saying that Davutoglu was ready to mobilize figures around him to create a new bloc whose features are not yet known.
Turkish media have said that Davutoglu is known for his repeated criticism of party policies and the government's management of the economy, and has repeatedly criticized Erdogan himself.
The leaves are falling
A number of leaders who resigned from the Justice and Development Party (AKP), including Bashir Atalay, Nihad Arqun and Saadullah Arqin, have resigned recently, due to what they called “deep differences.”
The resignations come amid news reports that dissidents from the Justice and Development are seeking to form a new rival party, in the wake of a severe defeat suffered by the party in the local elections in Istanbul last June.
Observers say the dissidents consider the party "deviated from its objectives" and that there are "profound disparities" between its leaders, stressing the need for a "new vision."
"The defection of these prominent leaders poses a threat to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party," said Turkish political writer and researcher Islam Ozkan, adding that it could threaten the ruling party's votes in any future elections in Turkey.