he referendum that took place on Monday in northern Iraq asking residents of the KRG-controlled provinces whether they want to break from Baghdad continues to occupy the political agenda in the Middle East.
ollowing the governing AK Party’s statements regarding the controversial referendum in northern Iraq, the two main opposition party leaders, Devlet Bahceli and Kemal Kilicdaroglu have also supported the government in its stance.
Highlighting the diversity and integrity of Iraq, President Erdogan highlighted the wrongness of the referendum by stating that there are Arabs and Turkmens that also live in northern Iraq, emphasizing the need for Iraq’s territorial integrity.
From this perspective, drones that were first used for reconnaissance and surveillance activities on a tactical level in Iraq and Syria are now being adopted on a strategical level and have gained greater impact.
Council members “expressed their continuing respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity of Iraq,” urging all issues between the central Baghdad government and the Erbil administration to be resolved “through structured dialogue and compromise supported by the international community.
Praising this progress, at the World Business Summit in New York, which was organized by MUSIAD USA, Zeybekci stated that “despite the coup attempt last year, the ring of fire in Syria and Iraq, and economic difficulties with Russia, we had an economy that expanded by 3.