Turkey Boosts Military Drills On Border With Iraqi Kurdistan Region (Photos)

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Turkey is boosting military drills on the border with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the Turkish media reported citing the Turkish General Staff.

According to the report, Ankara deployed addional forces to the ongoing drills that started on September 18 ahead of an indepdence referendum planned by the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

Turkey, Iran, the Iraqi Federal Government as well as many other countries oppose to the planned referendum. The only state that officially supports a possible independence of the Kurdistan Region is Israel.

Turkey, Iran and Iraq are actively holding talks on the issue and, according to some indications, evaluating a possible military action in case if the KRG is going to make attempt to turn the region into an independent state.

Some photos from the area (source):

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  • Ivanus59

    Strange because Barzani is well known as an ally of Turkey and Erdog…

    • FlorianGeyer

      A ‘Falling out amongst thieves’ is a common event with criminal minds. From common street gangs to nation states. :)

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      This is what the US had planned from the beginning , they will kick and scream but they sold the Barzani Kurds for Turkey’s loyalty. This will get them their bases and a secure access to the oil and gas, Kurds were always a tool but creating a Turkish Empire and Greater Israel would give them enemy to contest in the future as they deal with the Russians, then the EU.

  • George King

    Barzani and his father Mossad agents here with same players in Ukraine madian coup.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3HBCGjKzD0

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Turkey needs to stop just flexing its muscle and actually take the attack to the terrorist for a change.
    Kurd’s have car bombed Iranians, Turks Iraqis an Syrians for decades and get away with it.
    Time to put these suicidal bombers to permanent resting stations in the ground.
    http://ihr.org/