At least two people have been killed in terrorist PKK attacks in Turkey’s eastern provinces, official security sources said Saturday. In the incident, PKK terrorists reportedly blocked the Tuhi Bridge on the Semdinli-Yuksekova main road near the village of Yufkali in the southeastern Hakkari province late Friday. Source Anadolu Ageny
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The UN Security Council on Sept. 21 warned that a referendum on independence by Iraq’s Kurdistan region was potentially destabilizing, adding its weight to international opposition to the vote. Source: Daily News
Turkey, Iran and Iraq have agreed to consider taking “coordinated counter-measures” against the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG) bid to hold independence referendum at a trilateral foreign ministers’ meeting in New York, days before the Sept. 25 vote in northern Iraq. Source: Daily News
About 500 migrants from the Middle East reached Romania across the Black Sea from Turkey in about a month, coastguards said on Monday, in a sharp increase the European Union says shows smugglers are testing alternative routes into Europe. Source Reuters