Erdogan: Turkey rapidly heading to new elections; won't appoint opposition leader

August 19, 2015 4:01 PM

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ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signaled that he won't give the opposition party's leader the chance to try his hand at forming a government and said the country was "rapidly" heading toward new elections.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu returned a mandate to form a government Tuesday after his coalition-building efforts failed. Traditionally, other party leaders are given the opportunity.

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