Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed speculation that he would ask Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form a government ahead of the election of a parliament speaker, Anadolu Agency reported.
"I do not have such a thought before the election of the Parliament Speaker," Erdogan told the reporters Saturday after meeting U.N. refugee agency chief Antonio Guterres and agency’s goodwill ambassador, Hollywood star Angelina Jolie in Turkey's southeastern province of Mardin.
Earlier, Turkish media carried speculation that Erdogan will task Davutoglu to form a government before the parliament elects a speaker, typically about a week after it convenes for the first time for oath-taking on Tuesday or Wednesday next week.
According to the official results of the June 7 general election, the AK Party leads with 258 seats in the Turkish parliament. The CHP has 132 seats, followed by the MHP and the HDP, each with 80 seats.
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