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Turkish Parliament Elects Ruling Party MP Speaker

Turkey's parliament voted along party lines on Wednesday to elect as its speaker Ismet Yilmaz, Defense Minister from the ruling AK Party, reducing prospects of a grand coalition between the assembly's two biggest parties. Had a consensus candidate been elected speaker, it could have pointed to a coalition between the AKP, which finished first in a June 7 ballot but was deprived a majority, and the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP). But the voting pattern...

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