Turkey can resume relations with KRG if it fixes referendum mistake, FM says

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 03.10.2017 10:41
Updated 04.10.2017 10:58
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Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu urged the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) administration in northern Iraq to fix the banned referendum mistake by taking necessary steps.

"It is still not too late for Barzani administration to take steps" Çavuşoğlu told Anadolu Agency's Editor's Desk Tuesday, adding that only then will Turkey resume relations with KRG.

Regarding the new border gate between Iraq and Turkey, Çavuşoğlu said that the central Iraqi administration should have control over the area across the border.

The foreign minister also noted that the terrorist PKK-affiliated People's Protection Units (YPG) forces in Syria's Afrin need to be eliminated.

"We will not allow a terror corridor to be established [in Syria]" Çavuşoğlu said, adding that such a corridor poses a threat to Turkey's national security.

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