Turkey to close air space, border with Northern Iraq

(VOVWORLD) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey will soon close its border with northern Iraq and shut its air space in response to the recent Kurdish independence referendum.
Turkey to close air space, border with Northern Iraq - ảnh 1 Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (Source: AFP/VNA)

Flights to northern Iraq have already been suspended and the air space and borders will close soon, Erdogan said. He added that the decision to hold the referendum showed the “perfect ingratitude” of the Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq, after years of close commercial and political ties with Turkey. 

Turkey has vowed to take any necessary measures, including political, economic sanctions, and military intervention, to retaliate for the Kurdish independence referendum.

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