Turkey says KRG referendum will have serious consequences

Sat 23 September 2017 10:38 GMT | 14:38 Local Time

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The Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum will have serious consequences and trigger fresh crises in the region, Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın said on Sept. 23, APA reported citing Hurriyet Daily News.

“If referendum is not cancelled, it will have serious consequences. Arbil should immediately correct this grave mistake that will trigger new crises in the region,” Kalın tweeted.

The Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum is scheduled for Sept. 25. Earlier, Turkey’s National Security called the referendum ‘illegal’, stating that Ankara will use its rights arising from both international and bilateral documents. The Turkish Armed Forces are currently holding drills at the border with Iraq. 

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