Nov 1, General Election Timetable Announced; polls show AKP still short of votes to form government alone…

Timetable of general elections which will be held on November 1st has been announced.

Poll shows Turkey’s AKP short of votes needed to form government alone

Ruling AKP is seen falling short of the votes needed to form a single-party gov’t in a snap election on Nov. 1 with 41.7 percent of votes, up from 40.9 percent in the June election
The President Erdoğan has formally requested AKP Leader Davutoğlu to form an interim Council of Ministers as Prime Minister.
Daily Hürriyet cartoonist Latif Demirci imagines the meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, as the former handed over the mandate to form an interim government

AKP ignored election results: CHP deputy

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) has ignored the results of the June 7 election and Turkey, for first time in its political history, will go to early elections because parties failed to form a government, Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy chairman Haluk Koç said on Aug. 25
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has said he is confident that none of his party’s deputies will accept being a part of an interim pre-election cabinet headed by the Justice and Development Party (AKP), speaking at a press conference in Ankara on Aug. 25
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will be part of the election government, HDP spokesperson Ayhan Bilgen has said, a reiteration of the party’s willingness after negotiations failed to form a coalition government during the 45-day legal period after the parliamentary election in early June

Turkey PM appointed to form interim government in run-up to election

Ahmet Davutoğlu has five days to form a temporary cabinet to oversee a new poll in November after coalition talks fail

The top election authority has finally set Nov. 1 as the exact date for Turkey’s early elections, with its head stating that it took “seasonal conditions” into consideration
The opposition’s criticism of the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) way of handling failed coalition talks has put its leader, incumbent Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, on the defensive, as he fiercely defended his self-made roadmap to form an interim power-sharing government

Davutoglu to be interim Turkey PM

Turkey’s president appoints PM Ahmet Davutoglu to head an interim administration ahead of polls on 1 November.
PKK Executive Committee Member Duran Kalkan called on the Turkish army not to participate in Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) “war games.” Kalkan said, “Absolutely no strikes or attacks will be initiated against them by us [PKK].”

Mourners slam Erdoğan, Turkish gov’t at funeral ceremonies for slain soldiers

A lieutenant colonel’s angry rebuke during the funeral ceremony for his soldier brother has been added to the increasing number of protests by mourners accusing President Erdoğan and the government over the spike in violence ahead of early elections in Turkey.
With the Black Sea province of Artvin suffering floods after disastrous rain and landslides that killed eight people, experts believe the many hydroelectric power plants being constructed in the area and clogged culverts triggered the deadly phenomenon
Gendarmerie command is set to initiate disciplinary proceedings against the lieutenant colonel who blasted senior politicians during the funeral ceremony of his killed soldier brother

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