Turkey’s early elections “decidedly possible”: PM

Turkey faces a snap election this autumn after talks on forming a coalition government broke down on Thursday.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu urged parliament to call for a new vote.

Efforts on Thursday by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to forge a coalition alliance with the country’s pro-secular party failed.

Davutoglu said discussions with pro-secular party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu were frank, but the two party leaders could not reach common ground for a power-sharing deal.

The political uncertainty coincides with almost unprecedented threats to Turkey’s national security.

Ahmet Davutoglu, AKP leader and acting prime minister, failed to win a parliamentary majority in an election on June 7, leaving it unable to govern alone for the first time since it came to power in 2002.

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