At a press conference in the headquarters of the party, as reported by The New York Times, Davutoglu said that he decided to resign after consultation with the President of the country Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to Davutoglu, a change of leadership "should be held in a peaceful manner to keep the unity of the party".

While Davutoglu said that the decision to resign "was not a choice but a necessity." However, he hopes to continue cooperation with President Erdogan. "I have no feelings of failure, no regrets about this decision", — quotes the acting Prime Minister of Turkey Hurriyet Daily News.

Meeting with Erdogan mentioned Davutoglu, held yesterday, 4 may, and lasted almost two hours. "The President and Prime Minister reached agreement on the occasion of the Congress. I do not think Davutoglu will once again be a candidate," said after the conversation of the politicians one of the sources Reuters in the party.

Erdogan and Davutoglu met after a few weeks they publicly several times showed tension in their relationship. Davutoglu became Prime Minister of Turkey in 2014. Traditionally, the Turkish Cabinet of Ministers is headed by the head of the ruling party. Who can take this position, not yet reported.