Turkish foreign minister says to tell Iraqi Kurdish officials independence vote wrong

23 Aug 2017   Kurdistan, Turkey

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a news conference at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium July 25, 2017. ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday he would tell Iraqi Kurdish officials later in the day that their decision to hold an independence referendum was wrong and that Ankara expects it to cancel the vote. Cavusoglu was speaking at a news conference in Baghdad with his Iraqi counterpart before traveling to Erbil in northern Iraq to meet Kurdish officials later on Wednesday.

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