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Turkey calls Iraq’s Kurdistan vote illegitimate

Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani delivers a speech during a rally to urge people to vote in the upcoming independence referendum in Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on September 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Rahshan Saglam
Press TV, Istanbul

Turkey's national security council has called a planned independence referendum in Iraq’s Kurdistan region illegitimate and unacceptable. It also urged the leader of the semi-autonomous region, Massoud Barzani, to stop the vote. Rahshan Saglam reports.


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