We support the territorial integrity of Iraq not in words. If the Iraqi authorities make an appropriate appeal to Ankara, we will support efforts to protect the unity of the neighboring country,said Cavusoglu.
Commenting on the possibility of a military operation, the minister stressed that Ankara will proceed to action in the event of an appropriate request from the Iraqi authorities.
If Turkey is called to action in Baghdad, we will use the right based on international law. For Ankara, the main thing is the position of the central authorities of Iraq,he said.
Cavusoglu added that "the threat against ethnic Turkmen in Iraq will also be regarded by Ankara as a pretext for a military operation."
He also said that Ankara had warned other countries about the inadmissibility of attempts to recognize the results of the Kurdish referendum in Iraq.
The Foreign Ministry of Turkey invited the ambassadors of the countries - permanent members of the UN Security Council, as well as the ambassadors of Germany and Saudi Arabia, to whose attention the position of Ankara was conveyed,clarified the minister.
Recall the referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan was held on Monday. According to its results, 3,44 million people took part in the voting, 91,83% of them spoke in favor of the independence of the region.