– The Turkish Parliament for a year extended the mandate for the use of military in Syria and Iraq, according to Hurriyet. The action of the current ends October 30.
As noted, the decision was made two days before the planned referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Defense Minister of Turkey Nurettin Canikli reminded that Ankara does not recognize the results of the plebiscite and considers the vote a dangerous and destabilizing.
He added that the activities of the Syrian Kurds also raises concerns in Turkey, therefore it was necessary to extend the mandate to use armed forces in Iraq and Syria.
As noted, the extension of the mandate voted by an absolute majority of parliamentarians, with the exception of the opposition Republican people’s party.