Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has announced that his Justice and Development (AK) Party's negotiations with the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have ended without an agreement to form a coalition government.
Davutoglu addressed reporters at a press conference at the AK Party headquarters in Ankara on Monday following negotiations with MHP leader Devlet Bahceli.
"However, MHP leader Devlet Bahceli said [MHP] would not support any coalition government, short-term reform government, minority government or early election," Davutoglu said.
The meeting comes after talks between Davutoglu’s AK Party and the second-placed Republican People’s Party (CHP) ended without an agreement last week.
It took place at Bahceli's office at the Turkish parliament and lasted for nearly two-and-a-half hours.
Davutoglu said the two leaders discussed the four main conditions of MHP, which are ending the solution process with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), further investigation in corruption allegations against former AK Party ministers, position of the the Turkish presidency and the protection of the principle of separation of powers.