September 30, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the Kurdistan independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan that took place on Monday.
“Moscow respects the national aspirations of the Kurds,” the ministry said in a statement. “We believe that all points at issue between Iraq’s federal authorities and the leadership of the Kurdish Autonomous Region may and should be solved through a constructive and respectful dialogue aimed at developing a mutually acceptable formula of co-existence as part of a unified Iraqi state.”
“We maintain our support for the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of our friendly state of Iraq and other countries of the Middle East,” the ministry stressed.