Two high-profile members of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party have suggested that a coalition government is a more likely scenario than a re-run of Sunday’s general election.

Ministers Bulent Arinc and Numan Kurtulmus were speaking on Monday in Ankara ahead of a crucial board meeting of their AK Party.

Deputy Prime Minister Arinc said his party was the winner of June 7 general election, claiming that the “success” of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) was the result of efforts by other opposition groups to “overthrow” the AK Party.

Arinc invited the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the HDP to try and form a governing coalition “if they can”.

Kurtulmus said a coalition seemed the best option now and that early elections were very unlikely.

The AK Party is holding a meeting to evaluate Sunday's results after the party won its fourth consecutive general election on June 7, 2015.

However, the party failed to gain enough public support to form a one-party administration.

AK Party leader and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, as well as the party's central executive board, are meeting with the cabinet in Ankara.

"We will discuss the election results comprehensively, and evaluate the voters' message in the most correct way," Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan said.

Akdogan thanked all citizens for "making AK Party the winner again."

Having come to power in 2002 before winning elections in 2007 and 2011, the AK Party secured 40.80 percent of the vote, giving the party 258 seats in the Grand National Assembly - 18 short of a simple majority.

The second-placed CHP secured 25.05 percent of vote to take 132 seats while the MHP gained 16.36 percent to gain 80 seats.

The most critical result was the pro-Kurdish HDP passing the 10 percent threshold with 13 percent of the vote to take 80 seats - the first time it will enter parliament as a party.

Now the question is whether the parties will form a coalition or the country will go for an early election.

Anadolu Agency