Ankara will not allow repeating Nagorno-Karabakh scenario of occupational policy pursued by the Armenians in Kerkek. The policy what was made should be accepted is inadmissible, said the Turkish Prime Minister, Rejeb Teyyub Erdogan. He was commenting the position of official Ankara towards the forthcoming referendum on status of Iraqi Kerkuk settled by ethnical Turkmen, Trend reports.
According to Erdogan, as the Azerbaijan community of Nagorno-Karabakh was forcibly expelled from their native lands by the Armenians, the Iraqi Kurds expelled Turkmen into the capital of so-called Iraqi Kurdistan.
Turkey will not seat on its hands and observe the processes. The results of the referendum are unacceptable because the demographic map of North Iraq has been forcibly altered, said Turkish Primer. He said that the status of Kerkuk should be defined throughout the negotiations with the participation of representatives of all ethnic groups residing in North Iraq.