Turkey: President Erdogan will ask AKP to form coalition government

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will ask the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) to form a government.

    If the AKP, which lost its majority in the polls, is unable to do so, the president would then give the opposition Republican People’s party (CHP) a chance to form the government, he said.

    In either case, the government would be a coalition one.

    If even the second talks don’t yield any results, Erdogan would then call for fresh elections, he said.

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