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    Turkey PM Davutoglu abandons MHP coalition bid

    Ahmet Davutoglu said he would return the mandate to the president

    Baku. 18 August. REPORT.AZ/ Turkey's prime minister says he has exhausted all options to form a coalition government after talks with the nationalist MHP failed, pushing the country closer to fresh elections, Report informs citing the BBC.

    Ahmet Davutoglu said he would return the mandate to the president.

    The main opposition CHP said it should now be given the mandate to form a new government.

    The political uncertainty comes amid rising violence in Turkey and neighbouring Iraq and Syria.

    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.

    The AKP's coalition talks with the CHP failed last week.

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