Ahmet Davutoglu meets with Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu
Centering her presidential campaign on boosting incomes for middle-class Americans, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday will begin unveiling an economic policy agenda designed to lift working families that have experienced years of wage stagnation and economic anxiety.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gave Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu the mandate Thursday to forge a government, starting a countdown that could lead to a re-run considering the failed compromise up to now over an alliance. Amid a pessimistic climate, Davutoğlu set his schedule and will pay his first official visit to the chairman of Republican People's Party (CHP), Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, on Monday to see whether he can team with the long-standing opposition. Davutoğlu is scheduled to meet with the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), which has so far openly expressed that it wants to remain as the main opposition, and will head to the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) on Wednesday to talk over a partnership, which Davutoğlu had said was a remote possibility.
President Erdoğan has asked Prime Minister Davutoğlu to form a government, with Davutoğlu finalizing preparations for official coalition talks. The AK Party has created three commissions with two other sub-commissions for talks with the CHP and the MHP
Early elections loom as none of the parties have heretofore hammered out a solution to their differences. The official negotiations are yet to commence with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to assign Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu with the task. But taking into account the current pessimistic atmosphere, it will be difficult for the interim prime minister to make a deal to forge a government, despite his recent enthusiasm for a coalition.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said a new Turkish government backed by the majority in the parliament must be formed as soon as possible.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Friday announced that Former Defense Minister Vecdi Gönül has been re-appointed to the post following İsmet Yılmaz's election as Parliament Speaker.
Once assigned by President Erdoğan to form a government, Prime Minister Davutoğlu will begin his tour to thrash out a deal with parties for a coalition, but the opposition's reluctance to ally with the AK Party could likely result in early elections