Head of Kurdistan High Electoral Commission Handreen Muhammad Salih announces the results of the independence referendum in Arbil, Kurdistan. The vote, which had a 72 per cent turn out rate, has been condemned by neighbouring nations and prompted airlines to halt flights to the region. Photo: EPA Head of Kurdistan High Electoral Commission Handreen Muhammad Salih announces the results of the independence referendum in Arbil, Kurdistan. The vote, which had a 72 per cent turn out rate, has been condemned by neighbouring nations and prompted airlines to halt flights to the region. Photo: EPA
Head of Kurdistan High Electoral Commission Handreen Muhammad Salih announces the results of the independence referendum in Arbil, Kurdistan. The vote, which had a 72 per cent turn out rate, has been condemned by neighbouring nations and prompted airlines to halt flights to the region. Photo: EPA
Iraq

Iraqi Kurdistan facing isolation with airlines halting fights after independence referendum

Carriers from Turkey, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon ceased flights to the region until further notice at the request of Baghdad

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Head of Kurdistan High Electoral Commission Handreen Muhammad Salih announces the results of the independence referendum in Arbil, Kurdistan. The vote, which had a 72 per cent turn out rate, has been condemned by neighbouring nations and prompted airlines to halt flights to the region. Photo: EPA Head of Kurdistan High Electoral Commission Handreen Muhammad Salih announces the results of the independence referendum in Arbil, Kurdistan. The vote, which had a 72 per cent turn out rate, has been condemned by neighbouring nations and prompted airlines to halt flights to the region. Photo: EPA
Head of Kurdistan High Electoral Commission Handreen Muhammad Salih announces the results of the independence referendum in Arbil, Kurdistan. The vote, which had a 72 per cent turn out rate, has been condemned by neighbouring nations and prompted airlines to halt flights to the region. Photo: EPA
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