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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 »

How the US Can Quell the Kurdish Crisis - Bloomberg

More than 90 percent of Iraq's Kurds voted to declare independence last week, bringing tensions to an even higher boil across the Middle East. The regional governments that opposed the referendum -- Turkey, Iran and the Iraqi government in Baghdad ...and more »

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 »

Why Israel supports an independent Iraqi Kurdistan - CNN

Jerusalem (CNN) When Iraqi Kurds a look around, they see potential enemies to the north, south, east and west. The Turks, Iraqis, Iranians and Syrians all rejected last week's referendum for an independent Kurdistan. Despite the objections, more than ...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 »

Strengthen the Kurds in Syria - Haaretz

The result of a national referendum in the Kurdish region in northern Iraq once again raises the question of the future of the Kurds in the Middle East. While most of the attention is directed at Iraqi Kurdistan, we should also focus on the Kurds ...and more »

A Tale of Two Kurdistans: The Nation that Never Was - Al-Bawaba

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Iraqi former President and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani dies - Xinhua

FILE PHOTO: Iraq's President Jalal Talabani speaks during a news conference with Iyad Allawi, a former prime minister and head of the secular Iraqiya coalition, in Baghdad March 31, 2010. (REUTERS PHOTO). BAGHDAD, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi former ...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 »

Why the Kurdish referendum is none of Turkey's business - Washington Post

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was angry last week with the neighboring Iraqi Kurds for holding a referendum on independence. “Once we put our sanctions in place, you'll be out in the cold,” he said, addressing Turkey's neighbors to the south.and more »