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Turkey Coalition Snags Are Erdogan Powers, Graft, Hurriyet Says

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Efforts to form a new government in Turkey are being tripped up by opposition parties’ conditions including rolling back the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and re-opening corruption investigations related to his time as prime minister, Hurriyet newspaper reported.

The AK Party on Sunday lost its legislative majority in parliament for the first time in 12 years, throwing a wrench into Erdogan’s plans to assume greater power and forcing the party he founded to seek a coalition to form a new government. Erdogan is scheduled to meet with Ahmet Davutoglu, his successor as party leader and prime minister, at 5 p.m. at the presidential palace in Ankara today.