ANKARA — The Associated Press
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. AA photo
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Sunday that Turkey would likely hold elections during the first week of June.
Parliamentary elections are due to be held in July, but Erdoğan said late Sunday that the government is planning ballots a month early. Erdoğan has said his government wants voting to take place before schools close for the summer and people leave on vacation.
Erdoğan's ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, is vying for a third term in office.
Last month, Turkey held a referendum on a series of constitutional reforms, which turned into a massive show of confidence in Erdoğan's government.