Iraqi Kurdistan referendum: High turnout in independence vote

Iraqi Kurdistan referendum: High turnout in independence vote
 

Large numbers of people have taken part in a landmark vote on independence for Iraq's Kurdistan region, amid growing opposition both at home and abroad.
Votes are still being counted, with a big "yes" victory expected.
Kurds say it will give them a mandate to negotiate secession, but Iraq's PM denounced it as "unconstitutional".
Neighbours Turkey and Iran, fearing separatist unrest in their own Kurdish minorities, threatened to close borders and impose sanctions on oil exports.
The referendum passed off peacefully across the three provinces that make up the region, and... read more

 
26 September 2017 in World News, Views: 57
Source: BBC
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