Turkey's HDP opposition ready to be in cabinet, but sees struggle

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Posted: Aug 25, 2015 3:21 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - The leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish HDP opposition said on Tuesday his party was ready to take part in an interim power-sharing government but that he would not be surprised if the prime minister tried to form a cabinet without the HDP.

Selahattin Demirtas told reporters he believed all HDP deputies were eligible for cabinet positions, apart from its co-leaders, who would be responsible for election preparations. But he warned that efforts could be made to exclude his party.

(Reporting by Gulsen Solaker; Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Ece Toksabay)