MHP fully supports Turkish government's policies, chairman Bahçeli says

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Opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Chairman Devlet Bahçeli pledged full support for the government's policies regarding the preservation of Turkey's interests and protecting its national security.

In a news conference held at the party's headquarters in Ankara Thursday, Bahçeli highlighted the threats Turkey is currently facing, including the PKK terror group and its offshoots in the region, including the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing, the People's Protection Units (YPG).

"Turkey should cooperate with Iran to destroy PKK terrorists located in Northern Iraq," Bahçeli said, adding that it is especially important for the operations to focus on eliminating the leaders of the terrorists.

In relation to the upcoming referendum which will be held by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Northern Iraq, Bahçeli said that it is unacceptable and that it should be considered as a cause of war for Turkey.

The opposition leader noted that Iran's stance regarding the referendum is reasonable and that the U.S. and Russia's objection to the referendum is "worthy of note."

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