Supporters wave Turkish national and party flags outside the AK Party headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, in June 2015
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Turkey to hold snap general election after coalition talks fail

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a snap general election.

Voters are expected to go to the polls on 1 November after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu abandoned efforts to form a coalition government.

Mr Davutoglu's AK Party lost its 12-year majority rule in Turkey in elections in June largely because of the success of the pro-Kurdish HDP.

Emre Temel from the BBC's Turkish Service said according to the polls a new election would not give a different result.

  • 21 Aug 2015
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