When asked about his possible come back to Justice and Development Party (AK Party) as the party leader, President Abdullah Gül said, "It's not the right time to discuss these. After all, I am the founder of AK Party. These are the issues that we'll discuss when the time comes."
Commenting on his final days at the presidential post, Gül said, "In democratic countries, elected people get appointed to a post for a limited time and I have completed my duration at this post."
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) leader Demirtaş and opposition's joint candidate Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu are the candidates for the upcoming presidential election that will be held on August 10.
"Apparently there are three candidates. I'm wishing a competition that befitting the Turkish democracy," Gül said, adding that he held a meeting with İhsanoğlu upon his meeting request.