Erdogan warns of ‘ethnic war’ risk over Iraqi Kurdish referendum

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warns the Iraqi Kurdistan region against pushing for independence after holding a non-binding referendum, saying it risked sparking an “ethnic war” in the region.

Historic Vote: Iraqi Kurds celebrate independence referendum in Erbil

Kurds celebrate a historic independence referendum on Monday in Erbil, as polls closed across three Iraqi Kurdistan provinces.
There was high voter turnout, an estimated 72%, despite international pressure for President of the Iraqi Kurdistan region Masoud Barzani to call the referendum off.

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Kurds sacrificed enough for independence, Baghdad won’t stop the referendum – Iraqi Kurdistan PM

The war with ISIS in Iraq is drawing to a close, but the day after will be no easier. With Iraqi Kurdistan going for an independence referendum, Baghdad may not be eager to accept the vote. The already volatile situation in the Middle East might be destabilized even further by the establishment of a Kurdish region – or, perhaps, help stabilize it instead. Will the price of Kurdish independence be too high? We ask Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan Nechirvan Barzani.

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