THE CORRİDOR : Will Toptan be nominated? 03.07.2009 Parliament will convene in early Aug. to select the speaker. Some are seeking the answer to whom the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, will nominate. More than one candidate in the AKP has eyes on the seat... Following the Cabinet change by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the AKP deputies who are interested in this position are many. Former Justice Minister Mehmet Ali Şahin and former Education Minister Hüseyin Çelik top the list.