How dare you say Kirkuk is mine?:  Erdoğan to Barzani

TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (MNA) – President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has once again slammed the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) recent independence referendum, questioning Arbil’s links to the contested province of Kirkuk.

“Those who act by disregarding the structure of the region, which is composed of many different identities, with hysterical and opportunistic haste, will be held to account by history,” Erdoğan said, Hurriyet Daily.

“What is [KRG President Masoud Barzani] doing? He is saying ‘Kirkuk is mine.’ How dare you say that Kirkuk is yours? Do you have a history in Kirkuk? What are you doing in Kirkuk? Stay in the area where the northern Iraq regional administration is and do your own work,” he added.

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