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Turkey president threatens to close tap on Kurdish oil exports following independence referendum

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the Independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan and threatened to close the Turkish border with the region this week.

Pledging to stop all exports from the Kurdish Rregional Governemnt (KRG) that passed through the Turkish border, Mr Erdogan said,

“Our armed forces are on the borders with Iraq to do whatever it takes. We will neverl allow anyone or anything to go from Turkey to Iraq. After this let’s see through which channels they will send their oil through.. and who they will sell to. The valve is with us. It’s finished the moment we close it.”

The Turkish president added that “irrespective of the result, we see this referendum as null and void and say its illegitimate.”

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