Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said all parties must be careful to preserve environment of confidence and stability, after the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) failed to regain its majority in parliament in Sunday's parliamentary elections, SIA informs citing the TRT World.
"The nation's choice is above everything. I believe the results will be evaluated by all parties. It's vital all political parties act responsibly to maintain democratic gains and stability," President Erdogan said in a written statement issued on Monday.
Turkey's ruling AK Party will try to form a coalition government as its first option, but an early election could be on the cards if it fails to do so, the party's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday.
"I believe our prime minister will be able to form the government within the allotted time," Kurtulmus told reporters in Ankara, adding that a coalition without the AK Party was not possible.