66025
Turkey Slams Iraqi Kurds’ Independence Vote
International

Turkey Slams Iraqi Kurds’ Independence Vote

Turkey is criticizing Iraqi Kurdish officials’ decision to hold a referendum in Iraq’s autonomous northern region, calling it “a grave mistake.” In a statement released on Friday, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said Iraq’s territorial integrity was a “precondition” for lasting stability for the country and called on Iraqi Kurds to be part of efforts to strengthen Iraq’s unity, AP reported. This week, Masoud Barzani, the president of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, announced plans for a referendum on Sept. 25 on whether to secede from Iraq.  The vote would be held in three governorates that make up the Kurdish region and in the areas disputed by the Kurdish and Iraqi governments. Turkey, which is battling a Kurdish insurgency on its territory, is strongly opposed to moves toward Kurdish independence.

 

Short URL : https://goo.gl/CEivI5
  1. https://goo.gl/H9x5KT
  • https://goo.gl/gy37SP
  • https://goo.gl/u97H9k
  • https://goo.gl/u3RV9x
  • https://goo.gl/wsTeOR

You can also read ...

Palestinians Slam US Embassy Move as Provocation
The Palestinian leadership on Friday slammed a US decision to...
No End in Sight for Crisis With Qatar, Says Saudi Minister
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister pointed out on Friday that...
Signaling Rift, Djibouti Seizes  UAE-Run Port
The government of Djibouti has seized control of a container...
Twin Car Bombings Kill Nearly 40 in Somalia's Mogadishu
Twin car bombings and subsequent gunfire have left at least 38...
Donald Trump speaks during the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference  at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on February 23.
US President Donald Trump has rolled out fresh sanctions...
The United Nations said earlier this month that more than 10,000 civilians had  been killed or wounded in the ongoing  war in Afghanistan in 2017.
Taliban militants attacked an Afghan army post overnight on...
EU Opens Door for Balkan States, But Hurdles Remain
The European Union has offered some of the six Balkan states...
German Conservatives Call for Shift to Right as Merkel Decides Cabinet Posts
Several senior German conservatives called on Saturday for...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Trending

Googleplus