KRG 'responsible' for upcoming incidents, Turkish PM says
KOCAELİ – Anadolu Agency
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) would be "responsible for the upcoming incidents in the region".
In a public address Sept. 30 in the northwestern province of Kocaeli province, Yıldırım spoke about the KRG’s independence referendum that took place on Sept. 25.
"There are not only Kurdish brothers living there," Yıldırım said.
"Lots of other ethnic groups are also living there. The KRG, without asking those people, is playing with fire with a greedy attitude," Yıldırım said the KRG "is responsible for the upcoming incidents in the region".
"Everybody should know this. A statute change in Turkey's southern borders, an effort to establish an artificial state is an issue for Turkey's national security," Yıldırım said.
"We will not hesitate to use all our rights when the issue comes to Turkey's national security. We are working hard with Iran and Iraq to prevent the games that are being played in the region," he added.