May 25, 2016 / 1:33 PM / in 2 years

Turkey's nationalist MHP leader says to re-run for leadership at July congress

ANKARA (Reuters) - The head of Turkey’s nationalist opposition, Devlet Bahceli, will stand again for leadership of his party at an extraordinary congress on July 10 in Ankara, he said on Wednesday.

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli addresses his supporters during an election rally for Turkey's June 7 parliamentary election, in Istanbul, Turkey May 31, 2015. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/File Photo

The congress is aimed at resolving a leadership dispute between Bahceli and dissident members of the MHP and could dash President Tayyip Erdogan’s ambitions of winning greater powers. Polls suggest Bahceli’s removal could lead to a surge in support for the MHP.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Editing by David Dolan

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