August 21, 2015 / 11:35 AM / 2 years ago

Turkey to hold snap election on Nov 1: Erdogan

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will hold a snap election on November 1 and an interim government will be formed in the meantime, if necessary with members from outside parliament, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at a joint media briefing with Indonesia's President Joko Widodo at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Erdogan will ask Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu early next week to form the temporary power-sharing government, senior officials said, after weeks of efforts to agree a coalition with opposition parties ahead of an Aug. 23 deadline failed.

Reporting by Daren Butler and Asli Kandemir; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Nick Tattersall

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