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USA: Sanctions on Kurdistan if referendum goes through ‘will not be ordinary’ – Erdogan01:30

USA: Sanctions on Kurdistan if referendum goes through ‘will not be ordinary’ – Erdogan

United States, New York City
September 20, 2017 at 11:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Turkish cabinet will “put forth their own stance on what kind of sanctions we can impose” on Kurdistan if the Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum goes through on September 25, speaking from New York City on Wednesday.

He noted that such sanctions “will not be ordinary ones,” adding that Turkey “will show [its] determination with it”

“We have never left northern Iraq administration alone, we have always been close to them, we have given all sorts of support. We see this decision as implying Turkey is non-existent. Therefore we will announce our position through the decision of the cabinet. I think it would be beneficial for them to see this," he told journalists.

Iraqi Kurdistan is set to vote on 25 September in an independence referendum that is opposed by Baghdad as well as neighbouring Iran and Turkey.

USA: Sanctions on Kurdistan if referendum goes through ‘will not be ordinary’ – Erdogan01:30
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Turkish cabinet will “put forth their own stance on what kind of sanctions we can impose” on Kurdistan if the Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum goes through on September 25, speaking from New York City on Wednesday.

He noted that such sanctions “will not be ordinary ones,” adding that Turkey “will show [its] determination with it”

“We have never left northern Iraq administration alone, we have always been close to them, we have given all sorts of support. We see this decision as implying Turkey is non-existent. Therefore we will announce our position through the decision of the cabinet. I think it would be beneficial for them to see this," he told journalists.

Iraqi Kurdistan is set to vote on 25 September in an independence referendum that is opposed by Baghdad as well as neighbouring Iran and Turkey.

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