Erdogan Warns of Risks, New Poll If Turkey Govt Coalition Delayed

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday cited instability among neighboring states to urge political parties to form a coalition government quickly, or face the prospect of holding another election. He said, "Surrounded by a veritable ring of fire, Turkey must be strong to avoid harm and help its brothers, so we must quickly complete the post-election period." The AK Party that Erdogan founded and led until he became president last year lost its parliamentary majority in a June 7 election, ending more than a decade of single-party rule and curbing his ambitions to create a more powerful presidency.