Erdogan was threatened with famine and the oil embargo of Iraqi Kurdistan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened an oil embargo and starvation of the Iraqi Kurdistan in response to the referendum on independence held on 25 September. About it reports Reuters.
“They will be in trouble as soon as we begin to apply sanctions. The end will come when we turn off the oil valve. All income will stop and they will have nothing to eat as soon as our trucks will no longer travel to Northern Iraq,” he said.
Erdogan added that if a neighboring state will organize an economic blockade of Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, who supported the plebiscite will not be able to help the Kurds.
The Turkish leader added that support for Israel is unlikely to help the Kurds “to their country”. As an example, Erdogan said that Kosovo did not become a state, although “it and recognized dozens of countries.”