Erdogan says Turkey will close Iraq border and air space soon

Source:Reuters Date:05Oct2017

Turkey’s president Erdogan issued the most specific sanctions threats to Iraqi Kurds but follow-through would be problematic, because Turkish exports and oil refineries might be hurt. Sanctions on Iraqi Kurds could also sway Kurdish vote towards HDP. He spoke after a summit with nationalist leader Mr Bahceli, which suggests he is under pressure from his de facto ally “to do something.”