TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (Press Shia) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) would pay the price over KRG’s independece referendum.
“We never regret what we have done in the past, but now the circumstances have changed, the northern Iraqi regional government which we have been giving all kinds of support for a long time, has taken a step in spite of our country. So, they will pay the price,” Erdoğan said in a speech during provincial advisory meeting in the eastern province of Erzurum.
Erdoğan also said the rights of Arabs and Turkmens were of outmost importance, and stressed that the vote ignored the wishes of these minorities in the region, reported Hurriyet Daily.
Turkish president underlined that that Turkey is in close contact with neighboring states, including Iran and the Iraqi central government, and ready for negative developments in the region.