Ire as Kirkuk opts to join Kurd indy vote
Iraqi PM damns province’s ’wrong’ decision
TENSION flared yesterday following news that Iraq’s oil-rich northern region of Kirkuk will be included in next month’s referendum on Kurdish independence.
The provincial council voted in favour of inclusion in Iraqi Kurdistan’s referendum next month, but just 24 of Kirkuk’s 41 council members took part, with 23 favouring the region being part of the independence vote. Arab and Turkmen council members boycotted the vote, branding it unconstitutional.
The multi-ethnic province lies outside the Kurdish administration in the north of the country, but... read more
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