Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) talks during a news conference, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. (AP Photo)
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The leader of Turkey's main opposition party on Sunday accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of seeking to stage a "civilian coup" over plans for snap elections after coalition talks failed.The opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), which held weeks of coalition talks with the AKP, says Erdogan deliberately stymied the negotiations in the hope of triggering new polls and a better result for his party.The CHP is incensed that Erdogan did not offer the party a chance to form a coalition government after the failure of talks with the AKP, accusing him of violating the constitution.But Erdogan snapped back, saying he could not meet Kilicdaroglu because the CHP leader refused to set foot in his presidential palace.
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