Turkish poll shows falling level of support for AK Party

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  • Friday, 28 Aug 2015

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaks during a news conference at his ruling AK Party (AKP) headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, July 13, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's ruling AK Party is not seen winning enough votes to form a single-party government in a Nov. 1 snap election with 38.9 percent support, down from 40.7 percent in the June election, the latest survey from pollster Gezici indicated.

In the June 7 vote, the AKP lost its majority for the first time since coming to power in 2002 and its leader, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, has invited opposition figures to join an interim cabinet.

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