President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hinted on Sept. 25 that Turkey could launch an operation to the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) if necessary, citing a previous operation in northern Syria.
“We have a 911-kilometer border with Syria. We will never allow such a formation of [states]. As I said earlier, we might come suddenly one night. We did this with the Euphrates Shield Operation [in Syria]. All options are on the table regarding Iraq and Syria. We are now taking a new step, just like we cleared a 2,000-square kilometer area of [the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant] ISIL, and we will not refrain from doing it in Iraq,” Erdoğan said.