The Turkish leader also said he would form an interim government to lead the country to the election, and that he had no intention of giving Turkey’s opposition leader – Kemal Kilicdaroglu of the second-placed Republican People’s Party (CHP) — a mandate to do so. After Prime Minister Davutoglu failed to agree to an AKP-led coalition this week, Erdogan did not offer the CHP the chance to do so.
Renewed fighting with PKK rebels after a two-year cease-fire came weeks after the AKP lost its majority in the June general election, leading to growing skepticism about the motive for the return to hostilities.
Opponents have accused Erdogan of seeking early elections all along and meddling in coalition talks in the hope that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) would benefit by being seen as the only way to peace.
Davutoglu’s AKP lost its 12-year majority rule in June elections mainly due to the success of the newly created pro-Kurdish HDP. ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»