After The Vote, Does The Kurdish Dream Of Independence Have A Hazard?

Turkey and Iran fear that independence for Iraq’s Kurds would embolden separatist ambitions among their own Kurdish minorities.
Baghdad is not only refusing, but has demanded that the vote results be annulled and has moved to isolate the region, known as Kurdistan.
“This is an irreversible step toward independence,” said Peter W. Galbraith, a former American diplomat with close ties to the Kurdish leadership.
Now, after a 93 percent “yes” vote on Monday, the Kurds are beseeching Baghdad to negotiate.
Advertisement Continue reading the main storyOn Saturday, Iraq moved to take control of the international border crossing leading into the region from Turkey, officials said in Baghdad.

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