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Netanyahu scoffs at Erdogan's claim that Mossad behind Kurdish referendum - The Jerusalem Post

Netanyahu also said that Israel had “no involvement in the Kurdish referendum except for supporting their aspirations.” By Herb Keinon. October 1, 2017 16:41. 2 minute read. > IN PICTURES: Kurds are flying Israeli flags at independence rallies · >.and more »

Erdogan: Israeli Mossad Involved in Kurdish Referendum; Hezbollah: It's a US-Israeli Plot - Haaretz

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan alleged on Saturday that Israel's Mossad spy agency played a role in the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum, AFP reported. Speaking in eastern Turkey, Erdogan said that the fact Israeli flags were waved during ...and more »

How Baghdad is punishing the Kurds post-referendum - The Jerusalem Post

In the wake of the Kurdistan independence referendum, Iraq's central government took the unusual step of closing two international airports in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq Friday, Iraqi troops have been sent to Turkey and Iran for military ...and more »

Catalans and Kurds have a long battle ahead for true independence - The Conversation AU

Secession movements come not in ones but twos, it seems. In the space of a week, two regions in which national groups have chafed at central government diktat have voted overwhelmingly for independence. In both cases, these protest votes are having ...and more »

One-third of Iran's Iraqi exports goes to KRG - Mehr News Agency - English Version

TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (MNA) – Iranian head of Iran-Iraq joint chamber of commerce said that one-third of the country's overall exports to Iraq has been set apart for the Kurdistan region. Yahya Ale-Es'hagh, head of Iran-Iraq chamber of commerce, made the ...and more »

America Can't Afford to Support an Independent Kurdistan or Taiwan - The National Interest Online (blog)

Washington should not risk becoming entangled in armed conflicts over independence seekers Erbil and Taipei. by Ted Galen Carpenter. Iraqi Kurdistan's just-completed referendum regarding independence from Iraq has provoked an overwhelmingly ...and more »

Iraqi Kurds mourn death of leader Talabani, symbol of unity - The Times of Israel

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi refers to the former president as 'a sincere partner in building a new democratic Iraq'. By SUSANNAH GEORGE 4 October 2017, 1:23 pm 0 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 8 shares. In this April 6, 2005 file photo ...and more »

After the Kurdish Independence Referendum - Foreign Affairs

In the face of enormous opposition, on Monday Iraqi Kurdistan went ahead with a referendum on independence. Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States were among the major international powers that urged the Kurdistan Regional Government ...and more »

Did Iraq's Kurds lose their big bet on independence? - Quartz

Last Wednesday and Thursday marked an historic time for Iraq's Kurdish population, and indeed for Kurds worldwide, who one day hope that their dream of an independent Kurdish state will be fulfilled. After a months-long preparation by Iraqi Kurdish ...and more »

Has Israel flip-flopped on Kurdish independence? - The Jerusalem Post mobile website

Despite Netanyahu's apparent backtrack, Jerusalem would likely welcome an independent Kurdistan as an important ally. By CHARLES BYBELEZER/THE MEDIA LINE. October 3, 2017 06:43. > Baghdad threatens to send troops to Kirkuk after Kurdish ...and more »