Decision by Iraq’s Kurdistan independence referendum is wrong, Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a decision by Iraq’s Kurdistan region to go ahead with a planned independence referendum is wrong.

Erdogan said Turkey would announce its official position on Kurdistan’s plebiscite after its National Security Council and cabinet convene on September 22.

Massoud Barzani, the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, said earlier the vote would not be delayed.

This comes as most countries, including Iran, are opposed to the referendum, saying it would jeopardize Iraq’s territorial integrity.

Protests have also been held in different Iraqi cities against the upcoming vote.