Turkish PM announces interim cabinet before early elections
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his interim cabinet Friday. (AFP/File)
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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his interim cabinet on Friday, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan assigned him to form a caretaker government.
Davutoglu submitted the composition of the new government to Erdogan at 7.10 p.m. local time (1610GMT).
Since Tuesday, the prime minister has been making efforts to form a provisional government that will runTurkey until early election is held on Nov. 1.
The June 7 election saw a stalemate with no party winning the majority necessary to form a single party government. Coalition talks between the Justice and Development (AK) Party and the other three parliamentary parties had not produced any result.
All but one party — the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party — had refused to join the caretaker government.
There are 25 ministry positions in the Turkish government. Three vital portfolios — interior, transport and justice — will be allotted to non-partisan figures while 11 posts were to go to the AK Party with opposition parties supposed to take the remaining 11.
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