ERBIL — The Kurdish people face their vote for independence as neighboring states ratchet up their opposition to the move. 93 percent of Kurds voted for independence on Monday in a referendum
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ERBIL — The Kurdish people face their vote for independence as neighboring states ratchet up their opposition to the move. 93 percent of Kurds voted for independence on Monday in a referendum that the Iraqi national government deemed illegal.
Kurdish referendum triggers retaliation from Iraq, Turkey James Peckham September 30, 2017 world Leave a comment 124 Views Turkey, to the north, has additionally vowed to retaliate with blockades and sanctions, that are prone to trigger extreme financial woes to the fledgling state.
After Iraq’s Kurdish independence referendum, its neighbors have taken strong and immediate action. Baghdad declared the vote invalid. Tehran banned flights to and from the region, and Turkey threatened to cut a Kurdish artery — its oil pipeline.
Sep 28, 2017 · The Kurdish region in northern Iraq was on fire Monday night. In the streets of Erbil, the region’s capital, passing cars honked their horns through a sea of red, white and green Kurdish flags.
Sep 22, 2017 · Iraqi Kurdish leaders plan to hold a controversial independence referendum on Monday. Kurds are expected to overwhelmingly vote in favor of separating from Iraq.
REUTERS: – The Iraqi government ruled out talks on possible secession for Kurdish-held northern Iraq on Tuesday and Turkey threatened to choke it off, after a referendum on independence there showed strong support for a split.
The air embargo is the first concrete retaliatory measure against Monday’s Kurdish referendum which is rejected by the government in Baghdad and by Iraq’s powerful neighbours, Iran and Turkey.