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Oct 10, 2017 | 17:59 GMT

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Iraq: Baghdad, Iran, Turkey May Impose New Sanctions On Kurdistan

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said his country, Iraq and Iran may impose new sanctions against Iraqi Kurdistan if the region fails to act sensibly in response to the Sept. 25 independence referendum, Sputnik News reported Oct. 10. Yildirim added that Turkey does not oppose the Kurdish people but views the referendum as illegal. Turkey has suspended flights to and from Kurdish-controlled cities, has stopped broadcasting their TV channels, and has banned Kurdish representatives from visiting the country. Turkey and Iran also have considerable Kurdish populations and the results of the referendum, 92 percent voted "yes," strengthened fears of separatist sentiment among their ethnic Kurdish minorities.    

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