April 17, 2018 / 9:12 AM / a year ago

Turkey's Erdogan says to meet with MHP leader, after call for early election

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting of his ruling AK Party at the Parliament in Ankara, Turkey April 10, 2018. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS/Files

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he would meet with the head of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), after Devlet Bahceli floated the prospect of an early election.

Bahceli suggested the presidential election, scheduled for November 2019, could be brought forward to August this year. The ruling AK Party and the MHP will enter the next elections under an electoral alliance.

Erdogan said he would meet with Bahceli on Wednesday.

Reporting by Ercan Gurses; Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by David Dolan

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