Turkey says it will reserve its rights stemming from bilateral and international agreements if the KRG holds its planned independence referendum despite all warnings, signaling an extension of the military mandate in Iraq.
Topbas, 72, assumed office as the mayor of Istanbul in 2004. He is the first mayor of the metropolitan city to be re-elected twice for the post.
Several members of the alliance feel concerned over Ankara's plan to purchase Moscow's sophisticated S-400 anti-missile defence systems.
Turkey's President Erdogan met with his American counterpart in a closed-door meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly amid differences on US policy on Syria, as well as a number of other issues.
At least 20 people were missing and 40 rescued, the Turkish Coast Guard said. Their nationalities or where they were heading to was unknown.
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