Can I turn system notes off?

Hello, I am migrating issue notes from one environment to another. However I noticed that when for example I insert a note which refer to another issue, GitLab automatically creates a note in that other issue (ex: mentioned in issue #59). However that other issue would already have that note and I end up with two notes that are the same.

I know I can go through the issues and delete the duplicate notes. However was wondering if I could somehow turn off “system” notes and then enable these again after I have migrated all notes.