TEHRAN,Aug.25 (Press Shia)-Turkish PM said the independence referendum of the Iraqi Kurdish Regional would not constitute a casus belli for Turkey.

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said that the independence referendum of the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government , due to be held on Sept. 25, would not constitute a casus belli for Turkey, reported Hurriyet Daily.

Yidrim said, “Between whom does a war break out? Between a state and another state. We do not recognize them as a state”.

“In any case, this decision should be canceled,” he added.

The premier’s remarks came after the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli stated the referendum should be a cause of war for Turkey if necessary.

Press Shia/Hurriyet Daily