Turkey’s President Erdogan Officially Calls Snap Elections

Turkey’s President Erdogan Officially Calls Snap Elections
Tue Aug 25, 2015 13:55:12

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has officially called snap elections in the country following the failure of talks with the opposition on the formation a coalition government.

Erdogan “negotiated with Turkish Grand National Assembly Speaker Ismet Yilmaz and decided on the renewal of parliamentary elections,” the Turkish presidency said in a statement on Monday, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported.

The official announcement was made after the deadline for the Justice and Development Party (AKP) to find a coalition partner expired, paving the way for the formation of a caretaker government.

The process entails the stepping down of the council of ministers so Erdogan can appoint a prime minister tasked with forming a caretaker council of ministers.

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