Turkish PM says coalitions not ideal, but open to all options

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Posted: Jun 11, 2015 4:25 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday history had shown that coalition governments were not suitable for Turkey but that his ruling AK Party was open to all options.

"We've used the coalition eras of the 1970s and 1990s as an example to show that coalitions are not suitable for Turkey and we still stand by that stance," Davutoglu told a meeting of AKP local officials from around the country.

"However, with the current political picture, the only party that can come up with realistic solutions is the AKP ... We're open to any scenarios in Turkey based on the latest developments."

(Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay; Writing by Nick Tattersall)