Kurds voted in large numbers in an independence referendum in northern Iraq on Monday, ignoring pressure from Baghdad, threats from Turkey and Iran, and international warnings that the vote may ignite yet more regional conflict.
A Kurdish woman takes a selfie to show support for the upcoming September 25th independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq September 22, 2017. (retures)
THUMBNAIL_ العبادي: سنرفض نتائج استفتاء الأكراد
Push for independence
Iraqi Kurdish president Barzani speaks during a news conference in Erbil. (Reuters)
Iran remains the 10th biggest market that Turkey exported goods to in 2014