ANKARA, Turkey – Two legislators from a pro-Kurdish party are poised to take up ministerial posts for the first time in Turkey as Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu forms an interim government to lead the country into a new election on Nov. 1.
Davutoglu said he will present an interim Cabinet list for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's approval on Friday.
The caretaker Cabinet will be mainly made up of ruling party legislators and of independents after two main opposition parties refused to participate.
Two pro-Kurdish People's Democracy Party legislators accepted invitations to join the Cabinet, as did a prominent member of Turkey's nationalist party who broke ranks with his party.
Erdogan called a new election after Davutoglu failed to form a coalition government following a parliamentary election in June.