Turkey Now Intends To Form Closer Ties With Iraq's Central Government Especially Militarily After The Kurdish Independence Announcement !

 
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26 September
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Turkey Now Intends To Form Closer Ties With Iraq's Central Government Especially Militarily After The Kurdish Independence Announcement !

The Iraqi government will not hold talks with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) about the results of the “unconstitutional” referendum on independence held on Monday in northern Iraq, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said.

“We are not ready to discuss or have a dialogue about the results of the referendum because it is unconstitutional,” Abadi said in a speech broadcast on state TV on Monday night.

Masoud Barzani’s KRG says the referendum is not binding and was meant to be a legitimate mandate to negotiate with Baghdad and neighboring countries over the secession of the Kurdish-controlled region from Iraq.

The vote was expected to deliver a comfortable “yes”, and final results should be announced in 72 hours.

********************************  TURKEY'S VOICE ON THE KURDISH INDEPENDENCE **********************

Turkey intends to form closer ties with Iraq’s central government after the Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Monday, adding that Baghdad would control borders, airports and oil.

Yildirim made the comments in an interview broadcast simultaneously on multiple Turkish television channels. He said Turkey would not launch “adventures” but would retaliate in kind if there is a threat against its interests.

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Turkey is evaluating steps regarding its border gates and air space in response to the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum being held on Monday, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.

In an interview shown by multiple Turkish broadcasters, Yildirim said Ankara will make decisions in more direct talks with the Iraqi central government after the referendum, adding that economic, political, diplomatic and military steps were being discussed.

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