Coalition alliance

Turkey coalition talks fail; new elections loom

Davutoglu said discussions with pro-secular party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu were frank but the two party leaders could not reach common ground for a power-sharing deal.

"The likelihood of going to (elections) has increased. In fact, it has become the only option," Davutoglu said after the talks that lasted less than two hours

He did not say when the elections could be held but said a date should be set "at the closest time possible."