Turkey to hold snap election on Nov. 1 - Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (2nd R) speaks next to the flag-draped coffin of slain police officer Ahmet Camur, who was killed during clashes with PKK militants, during a funeral ceremony in Trabzon, Turkey, on August 16, 2015.
PHOTO: Reuters

ISTANBUL - Turkey will hold a snap election on November 1 and an interim government will be formed in the meantime, if necessary with members from outside parliament, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

Erdogan will ask Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu early next week to form the temporary power-sharing government, senior officials said, after weeks of efforts to agree a coalition with opposition parties ahead of an Aug. 23 deadline failed.