Iran, Iraqi central gov’t, Turkey must unite against KRG referendum: Main opposition CHP leader
ANKARAIraq’s central government, Turkey and Iran should gather to produce solutions about the independence referendum of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said.
“The Iraqi central government, Turkey and Iran should gather immediately and find a joint solution to this problem. If there will be a collaborative solution, Turkey can make headway on this subject,” Kılıçdaroğlu told reporters in Ankara before leaving for Istanbul late on Sept. 25.
The Turkish parliament on Sept. 23 voted for the extension of a mandate authorizing the deployment of Turkish troops in Iraq and Syria.
Kılıçdaroğlu said the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) “should have a united voice on the subject.”
“Turkey has conveyed a national stance on this subject and the parliament has supported that stance,” he said.
“Turkey’s government has to voice a united concern. I regret to say that but there are different voices and it harms Turkey’s reputation,” he added.