Yildirim, al-Abadi discuss KRG's illegitimate referendum

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Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim spoke by phone with his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi discussed the recent illegitimate referendum on regional independence in northern Iraq.

According to Anadolu, A Turkish prime ministry source said on Wednesday that the two leaders discussed the developments regarding the referendum in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) as well as bilateral relations between Iraq and Turkey, and regional issues.

Monday’s controversial referendum had faced wide-spread opposition from most regional and international actors, many of whom had warned the poll would further destabilize the region and distract from the ongoing fight against ISIS.

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry re-issued on Wednesday a travel warning against Iraq’s Erbil, Dohuk and Sulaymaniyah provinces over potential security risks.

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