Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named this Iranian year as the year of “Support of Iranian prod-ucts”. Following his announcement, the government began closing western borders with Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan. Moreover, it hiked up the tax tariff. Kurdish border cities have gone on a strike against the measures taken by the central government.
Merchants are calling for immediate and unconditional opening of trade borders. (Supplied)
No practical steps
A handout picture provided by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on August 29, 2017, shows him during a live TV broadcast interview in Tehran. (AFP)
Rouhani in Azerbaijan
kolebars is a profession that is imposed on the Kurd citizens of Iran and it is by product and a result of poverty and economic exclusion of Kurdish citizens. (Supplied)