Erdogan hopes Turkey forms new government soon

Türkiye Materials 4 July 2015 09:55 (UTC +04:00)
Erdogan hopes Turkey forms new government soon
Erdogan hopes Turkey forms new government soon

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said a new Turkish government backed by the majority in the parliament must be established as soon as possible Anadolu Agency reported

"I call on all political parties to take responsibility in this regard," Erdogan said Friday at an iftar organized by the Green Crescent (Yesilay) in Istanbul.

He said that Turkey should not have to deal with any issues in forming a government at a time when vital regional developments were taking place. He noted that Turkey was facing very serious problems in its region that required very important decisions.

He believed that only a powerful majority government and not a minority government could face this situation in the best way.

He said that the Turkish people had made their decision on June 7 by not giving the majority to any political party. But, he said that if the parliament did not succeed in establishing the government, then the country would head towards snap elections.

He hoped that the Turkey would resolve the issue of forming a new government as soon as possible.

The Justice and Development (AK) Party led by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu came in first in the fourth consecutive general elections to secure the largest number of votes -- 41 percent -- and to claim 258 seats in the Grand National Assembly, 18 short of a simple majority in elections held on June 7.

The second-placed Republican People's Party (CHP) saw 132 deputies elected while the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the People's Democratic Party (HDP) both won 80 seats.

Turkish president is awaited to give the mandate to form the new government to Davutoglu, who will seek the support of at least one other party to govern the country in a coalition set up.