Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, accompanied by his wife Emine, left, holds his ballot as he prepares to vote at a polling station in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis}
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Turkey faced the prospect of weeks of political turmoil after the ruling AK Party lost its parliamentary majority in weekend polls, dealing a blow to President Tayyip Erdogan's ambitions to acquire sweeping new powers.The outcome augurs weeks of unpredictability as parties vie to form a coalition and possible early elections.Its leader Devlet Bahceli all but ruled out such a deal on Sunday, saying Turkey should hold a new election if the ruling party was unable to agree a coalition with other opposition groups.Erdogan has yet to appear in public following the election result, but is expected to meet Davutoglu later on Monday. He is expected to ask Davutoglu to try to form a government, but could call an early election if Davutoglu is unable to do so within 45 days.Its co-leader Selahattin Demirtas said on Sunday the election outcome had put an end to talk of the stronger presidential powers championed by Erdogan.
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