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Turkey's main opposition: Erdogan must stop 'meddling'

Turkey's main opposition lays out coalition terms: Erdogan must stop 'meddling'

Turkey's main opposition: Erdogan must stop 'meddling'

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's largest opposition party has laid out terms for joining a coalition government, including forcing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to exceed his constitutional powers.

The ruling party, which Erdogan founded, lost its parliamentary majority in the June 7 elections. It is expected to enter a coalition with one of the three other parties represented in parliament or seek a fragile minority government.

Main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said Monday his party was not ruling out a coalition with any party.

He said however, that the party had a number of "principles" others should adhere to, including ensuring that Erdogan -- a dominant figure -- does not "meddle in everything."

Kilicdaroglu also cited fighting corruption, changing Turkey's foreign policy and media freedoms as conditions for a coalition partnership.

Updated : 2021-09-24 01:05 GMT+08:00