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Turkish legislator: Erdogan will welcome all coalition options

  • Deniz Baykal, former leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party speaks to the media after a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Opposition parties are likely to demand limits on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's role in Turkey's next government, complicating coalition talks as the ruling party sought ways Tuesday to remain in power. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was to meet with Erdogan later Tuesday after their Justice and Development Party, or AKP, lost its parliamentary majority in Sunday's vote.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Deniz Baykal, former leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party speaks to the media after a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Opposition parties are likely to demand limits on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's role in Turkey's next government, complicating coalition talks as the ruling party sought ways Tuesday to remain in power. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was to meet with Erdogan later Tuesday after their Justice and Development Party, or AKP, lost its parliamentary majority in Sunday's vote.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)  (The Associated Press)

  • Deniz Baykal, former leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party, left, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sit before a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Opposition parties are likely to demand limits on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's role in Turkey's next government, complicating coalition talks as the ruling party sought ways Tuesday to remain in power. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was to meet with Erdogan later Tuesday after their Justice and Development Party, or AKP, lost its parliamentary majority in Sunday's vote. (AP Photo/Presidential Press Service, Pool)

    Deniz Baykal, former leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party, left, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sit before a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Opposition parties are likely to demand limits on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's role in Turkey's next government, complicating coalition talks as the ruling party sought ways Tuesday to remain in power. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was to meet with Erdogan later Tuesday after their Justice and Development Party, or AKP, lost its parliamentary majority in Sunday's vote. (AP Photo/Presidential Press Service, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Deniz Baykal, former leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party waves after a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Opposition parties are likely to demand limits on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's role in Turkey's next government, complicating coalition talks as the ruling party sought ways Tuesday to remain in power. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Deniz Baykal, former leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party waves after a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Opposition parties are likely to demand limits on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's role in Turkey's next government, complicating coalition talks as the ruling party sought ways Tuesday to remain in power. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)  (The Associated Press)

An opposition legislator says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "is open to" all possible coalition options, including a partnership which would exclude the ruling party that he founded.

Deniz Baykal, of the main opposition Republican People's Party, was speaking to reporters Wednesday after a meeting with Erdogan. As the oldest elected legislator, Baykal is expected to head the new parliament until a new speaker is elected.

The ruling Justice and Development Party lost its parliamentary majority in Sunday's elections, forcing it to seek a coalition partnership or a fragile minority government with other parties' support. Early elections loom if no deal is reached.

Baykal says that Erdogan hoped that the political uncertainty is quickly overcome.

The result was a rebuke to Erdogan who had campaigned for a ruling party victory.