Turkish opposition MP says Erdogan appears open to all coalition possibilities

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Posted: Jun 10, 2015 7:52 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan "gave the impression" he is open to all coalition possibilities, a senior opposition lawmaker said after meeting with him on Wednesday.

Deniz Baykal, who headed the Republican People's Party (CHP) until 2010, also told reporters after a two-hour meeting with Erdogan that the president understands the importance of forming a government quickly.

The AK Party, Turkey's biggest party, has a mandate to try and form a coalition to rule after it failed in Sunday's vote to win a majority to form a government on its own.

(Reporting by Ayla Jean Yackley; editing by Davi Dolan)