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ANKARA- Turkey on Friday called a plan by Iraqi Kurds to hold a referendum on independence a "terrible mistake", saying that Iraq's territorial integrity and political unity was a fundamental principle for Ankara.
"We think this will represent a terrible mistake," the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday said it would hold a referendum on independence, a move unlikely to be welcome by the central government in Baghdad.
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