Erdogan says Turkey to close Iraqi border, warns Kurds on oil

Erdogan angrily denounces Monday's referendum as "illegitimate"


Afp September 25, 2017
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Eddogan. PHOTO: AFP

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Eddogan said on Monday that Ankara would close its border with northern Iraq over an independence referendum and threatened the Iraqi Kurds with blocking their key oil exports.

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"Entrance-exit will be closed" at the Habur border crossing, Erdogan said in a speech as he angrily denounced Monday's referendum as "illegitimate". He added: "After this let's see... who they sell [their oil] to. The valve is with us. It's finished the moment we close it."

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M Jamal Uddin | 4 years ago | Reply Previously in the name of fight against terrorism the city of Aleppo fell to the wishes of America which was not falling for the last 5 years.This time actually, in the of Kurds the city of Idlib is on the target ,already in the southern turkish province of Iskenderun, adjacent to the Syrian city of Idlib there is a large military buildup with around 100 tanks ! I am worried about what will happen to the innocent children,women and elders this time.
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