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6/11/15

Turkey's Erdogan breaks silence to call for coalition government -

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday called for the swift formation of a new coalition government, ending almost four days of unusual silence after legislative polls seen as a blow to his authority. Erdogan's comments added weight to expectations of a coalition government in Turkey after the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) he co-founded lost its majority in Sunday's dramatic polls.

"Everyone should put their egos aside and a government must be formed as soon as possible, within the constitutional process," Erdogan said in his first public comments since Sunday's vote.

In a message to investors rattled by the political uncertainty, Erdogan insisted that the election result "certainly does not mean Turkey will remain without a government."

Read more: Europe - Turkey's Erdogan breaks silence to call for coalition government - France 24

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