Turkish nationalists would back AKP minority govt in return for snap poll, official says

August 4, 2015 15:54


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ANKARA - Turkey's nationalist opposition MHP would support a minority government formed by the ruling AK Party if it agreed to hold a snap election in November, MHP deputy chairman Semih Yalcin told Reuters on Tuesday.

"We will not support an ordinary minority government by the AK Party, but if the minority government means an election government, we would have to see the election date," Yalcin said in an interview in the capital Ankara.

"We can support an AK Party minority government on the condition of holding an election in November."

The AKP has been in talks to try to find a junior coalition partner after losing its majority in a June general election for the first time since coming to power more than a decade ago. It has another three weeks to agree a working coalition, try to govern alone, or face a new election.

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