Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan participated in his Justice & Development (AK) Party's youth congress in Ankara on Sunday.
Deputy premiers Bulent Arinc and Bekir Bozdag, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, EU Minister Egemen Bagis and Youth & Sports Minister Suat Kilic also attended the congress which took place in Ankara Sports Hall.
Representatives from 31 countries including Egypt, Indonesia, Germany, Spain and Iraq were also present at the congress.
During his speech at the congress, Erdogan expressed his support to Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbas regarding the city theaters issue.
Erdogan said that he would propose to privatize the city theaters, adding that he would discuss this issue in the Council of Ministers.
Recently, actors and actresses reacted against Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality's new regulations on the artistic management of the Istanbul City Theaters. The new regulations will transfer the authority of the Istanbul City Theaters general art director to the hands of a newly formed council, called the Literary Council. The change will pave the way for individuals other than artists to have a say in the plays the theaters put on, as the council will be composed of not only theater artists but representatives of civil society organizations, academics and officials from the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.