Turkish president confirms new general election

  • President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued a degree calling for new parliamentary elections after talks to create a coalition government failed. 

  • The AKP won the most seats in June's general election but missed out on a majority and has been unable to reach coalition deals with smaller parties. 

Turkish coalition talks end without agreement

  • The ruling AKP Party, led by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, has been unable to reach a deal with any other political party to form a majority government. 

  • The AKP, founded by former prime minister and current Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, lost its parliamentary majority in June's elections - observers expect Turks will likely have to go to the polls once again.