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Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish prime minister to form interim govt before Nov. vote

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was appointed Tuesday to form an interim government that will lead the country to a new election on Nov. 1. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan formally called for a new election following an inconclusive vote in June and the collapse of coalition-building efforts. Turkey's election board confirmed that the new election will take place on Nov. 1 in the first time that Turkish parties have failed to form a government after an election. Davutoglu has five days to form a temporary Cabinet — which would include opposition party legislators. However, two main opposition parties have already declared they wouldn't participate in the interim...