Erdogan told at the dinner if the AKP is closed then its members would continue their political activities under a new party, Kanal D quoted Can Paker, the host of the evening, as saying.
"If I cannot run in the elections (as an independent candidate), I would lead a non-governmental organization or form a new one," Erdogan was quoted as saying.
Turkey's top prosecutor, Abdurrahman Yalcinkaya, filed a lawsuit against the AKP, claiming the party became the "focal point of anti-secular activities," and demanded 71 officials, including Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and President Abdullah Gul, be banned from politics for five years.
Erdogan expects the Court to reach a verdict by late June – early August, which means that
He said the AKP will not make a constitutional amendment to block political party closures. He added his party would not lead a referendum for a constitutional amendment in case the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) does not support the AKP in parliament.
The AKP has yet to declare its road map after the closure case. Initially it was reported the ruling party planned to amend the constitution to toughen the conditions for party closure, and take it to a referendum, a move likely to increase polarization and raise tension further. But later the AKP said it is working on a larger democratization package to revive the stalled EU reform process.
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