According to the Czech leader, he met with the President of Iraqi Kurdistan Massoud Barzani, who said that in some time he will be ready to announce a referendum.
In addition, the Czech president mentioned the Turkish fight against the Kurds.
“It is in fact the armed Kurds that are the only (ground) force that is at war with ISIL,” Zeman said.
“There is a saying: the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” the Czech president said. “Turkish hostility towards the Kurds leads to the fact that Turkey is hesitating in its fight against ISIL.”
“Turkey has to decide whom it will join,” Milos Zeman said, adding that one of the problems when dealing with ISIL is the fact that some of the countries extend “financial and other support.”
Ankara claimed that it downed the Russian aircraft because it had allegedly violated Turkish airspace. The Russian General Staff and the Syrian Air Defense Command have refuted the claims.