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Turkey says freezing Iraqi Kurdistan independence vote is ‘not enough’

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
ANKARA,— Turkey said on Thursday the Iraqi Kurdish offer for last month’s referendum on independence to be frozen is “not enough”, instead urging the Erbil government to cancel the vote. “It is an important move that the northern Iraqi administration tak ...

Turkey: Iraqi Kurdish vote caused 'devastation'

Washington Times - 2017-10-26 21:13
BAGHDAD (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says the semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdish region's offer to freeze the results of the referendum on independence won't redress the "devastation" the vote has caused in Iraq. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim spoke on Thur ...

Kurdistan can still be independent

Washington Times - 2017-10-20 13:48
The autonomous Kurdistan region of northern Iraq held a referendum on independence on Sept. 25. It was overwhelmingly approved. This referendum, not surprisingly however, has precipitously raised tensions not only with Iraq but also with Turkey, Syria an ...

Turkey will ‘soon’ close borders with Iraqi Kurdistan, Erdogan says

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
ANKARA,— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday warned that Turkey would “soon” close its border crossing with Iraqi Kurdistan and airspace after the disputed referendum on independence. Iraqi Kurdish leaders went ahead with the September 25 ...

Iraqi Kurdistan needs to put democracy before independence

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
The Washington Post The leaders of Iraq’s Kurdistan region are suffering considerable consequences for their reckless staging of a referendum on independence late last month. The Iraqi government has teamed up with Turkey and Iran to impose tough sanctio ...

Turkey, Iran Wreck Own Economy If Closing Down Border with KRG

BAS News - 2017-10-10 09:28
ERBIL — Despite the constant threats Iraq, Iran and Turkey make in response to Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum, the three neighbouring countries have not been successful yet to isolate Erbil. If they ever put their embargoes into action, the o ...

America’s Kurdish Allies Are Surrounded … By U.S.-Equipped Armies

WarIsBoring - 2017-10-06 15:36
Neither Iraq, Iran nor Turkey are happy that Iraqi’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region went ahead with its referendum on independence last month. They responded by threatening economic sanctions, along with other punitive measures, and flexing their military ...

PKK Leader Warns Turkey Against Threatening Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-10-02 17:18
ERBIL — A senior military commander of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) warned Turkey over its threats against Kurdistan Region, stating that holding an independence referendum is a legitimate right of the people of Kurdistan. In an interview with a PK ...

Turkey raises oil threat after Iraqi Kurds back independence

Reuters - 2017-09-28 20:58
ERBIL, Iraq/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey threatened potentially crippling restrictions on oil trading with Iraqi Kurds on Thursday after they backed independence from Baghdad in a referendum that has alarmed Ankara as it faces a separatist insurgency from it ...

Iran Pushing Turkey Against Erbil to Take Over Market in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-28 15:54
ERBIL — In a bid to take over the Kurdistan Region's market, Iran is trying to push back Turkey from Kurdistan, taking advantage of the independence referendum held by Erbil on Monday to harm the relations between Ankara and Erbil. A senior source told B ...

Turkish, Iraqi forces start joint drill after KRG referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-27 10:15
A day after the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) was held, Turkish and Iraqi armed forces launched a joint military exercise on the Turkish-Iraqi border, in the Silopi district of Turkey’s Sirnak province. ...

After Independence Vote, Iraqi Kurds Gird for Possible Backlash

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-09-27 01:43
The landlocked Kurdish region of Iraq is bracing for potential economic fallout from a referendum on independence strongly opposed by neighboring Turkey and Iran, whose threats to close their borders could squeeze food imports and disrupt oil exports. ...
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