Erdogan looms large as Turkey's AK Party mulls coalition options




 
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June 10th, 2015  
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Topic: Erdogan looms large as Turkey's AK Party mulls coalition options


By Orhan Coskun and Ercan Gurses ANKARA (Reuters) - Whether it teams up with the nationalist or secularist opposition, Turkey's ruling AK Party must navigate the same obstacle in its search for a junior coalition partner: the ambition of President Tayyip Erdogan. Opposition leaders who could now enter government in a coalition have made clear they will not tolerate his meddling, suggesting his days of hosting cabinet meetings in his new 1,000-room palace could be over, at least for now. "A coalition seems inevitable, and the AK Party will be in it.




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