Turkey elections: Erdogan says no party can rule alone
June 8, 2015 6:06 pm
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the inconclusive election result means no party can govern alone.
His party, AKP, is meeting to try to form a government after losing its majority in a general election for the first time in 13 years.
It secured 41%, a sharp drop from 2011, and must form a coalition or face entering a minority government.
Mr Erdogan has called on all parties to “preserve the atmosphere of stability” in Turkey.
“I believe the results, which do not give the opportunity to any party to form a single-party government, will be assessed healthily and realistically by every party,” Mr Erdogan said.
He said the high turnout – 86% – indicated Turkey’s “determination for democracy”.