People hold balloons in protest of a flight ban at Arbil International Airport. The Iraqi government has imposed a ban on international flights in Iraq's Kurdish region after its non-binding independence referendum which has been strongly rejected by Iraq’s central government, Iran and Turkey. Photo: EPA People hold balloons in protest of a flight ban at Arbil International Airport. The Iraqi government has imposed a ban on international flights in Iraq's Kurdish region after its non-binding independence referendum which has been strongly rejected by Iraq’s central government, Iran and Turkey. Photo: EPA
People hold balloons in protest of a flight ban at Arbil International Airport. The Iraqi government has imposed a ban on international flights in Iraq's Kurdish region after its non-binding independence referendum which has been strongly rejected by Iraq’s central government, Iran and Turkey. Photo: EPA
Iraq

Iran hits Iraqi Kurdistan with fuel embargo as Turkey’s Erdogan accuses Israel of stoking region’s independence ambitions

Both of the neighbouring countries strongly opposes independence for the Iraqi Kurds, fearing it will provoke separatists among their own Kurdish populations

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People hold balloons in protest of a flight ban at Arbil International Airport. The Iraqi government has imposed a ban on international flights in Iraq's Kurdish region after its non-binding independence referendum which has been strongly rejected by Iraq’s central government, Iran and Turkey. Photo: EPA People hold balloons in protest of a flight ban at Arbil International Airport. The Iraqi government has imposed a ban on international flights in Iraq's Kurdish region after its non-binding independence referendum which has been strongly rejected by Iraq’s central government, Iran and Turkey. Photo: EPA
People hold balloons in protest of a flight ban at Arbil International Airport. The Iraqi government has imposed a ban on international flights in Iraq's Kurdish region after its non-binding independence referendum which has been strongly rejected by Iraq’s central government, Iran and Turkey. Photo: EPA
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