ANKARA (Sputnik) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called snap elections in the country’s parliament, the statement released by the presidential office said.
On Friday, Erdogan announced that the possible snap elections could take place on November 1.
Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost its single-party majority for the first time since 2002 in the parliamentary election held on June 7. The AKP failed to reach an agreement with other parliamentary parties to form a coalition government within the time allowed by constitution.
Therefore the Turkish incumbent government would resign and the president would appoint a prime minister to form an interim cabinet that would be in office until the forthcoming elections.