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Kurdish Independence movement: what’s at risk?

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On 25 September 2017 the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) held an independence referendum which won 93% majority support. The referendum was held despite objections from the federal Iraq government and neighbouring nations Turkey and Iran. The US also opposed the holding of a referendum. After the vote Iraq blocked international flights from Kurdistan's starting 29 September 2017. Turkey also said it might cut off oil exports from northern Iraq which go via its Ceyhan port. International flights continue to be halted but Turkey has not cut off oil flows through the Iraq Turkey pipeline.

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