The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), which administers the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq, held a referendum on support for independence.
KRG on the brink
Cracks are beginning to appear in the Kurdish Regional Government in Northern Iraq. The offices of all the major parties have been attacked in Sulaymanyeh province and a number of people have been killed in a crackdown by security forces. Two opposition parties have quit the local government. And, as anger grows over austerity measures, unpaid wages and of course, the fallout from September's referendum, Iraq's central government says it could step in.
Northern Iraq Referendum: Ahmed Rushdi discusses the deadline imposed by the Iraqi government
Baghdad has set a pre-dawn Sunday deadline for Kurdish forces to abandon positions in the disputed oil province of Kirkuk they took during the fightback against the Islamic State group, a senior Kurdish official said. Deadline ends at Sunday 2 am local.
Northern Iraq Referendum : Ali al Dabbagh talks to TRT World
Ali al Dabbagh is a former Iraqi government spokesperson. He joined us live from Baghdad to discuss reports of an Iraqi military build up outside Kirkuk.
Northern Iraq Referendum: Counting under way in independence vote
Early results in the Kurdish Regional Government's non-binding referendum shows more than 90 percent of voters want independence.
A final result is expected by Wednesday. There was a large turnout, despite international condemnation, and warnings that the referendum could ignite more conflict in the region. Our correspondent Nicole Johnston reports from Erbil.
KRG Referendum: Independence or Instability?
The KRG's non-binding independence referendum faces several issues — most important being the region's internal woes such as financial debt, and a lack of political readiness and consensus.
The matter of non-Kurdish ethnic minorities and human rights violations in Kirkuk, as well as other disputed territories, may also become a point of conflict and instability in the region. Meanwhile, international and regional players have all condemned the KRG's referendum.
Northern Iraq Referendum: Vote counting under way in independence ballot
We begin our programme with the Northern Iraq independence referendum. Polls have closed and counting is now underway. There was a large voter turnout, despite international condemnation and warnings the referendum could ignite more conflict in the region. The vote was organised by the Kurdish Regional Government - or KRG - but it is non-binding. Our correspondent Nicole Johnston reports from Erbil.
Money Talks: Northern Iraq economy hangs in balance over vote
The United Nations Security Council says it is a vote that could destabilise Iraq and its neighbouring countries. Yet the Kurdish Regional Government in Northern Iraq is pushing ahead with its referendum for independence.
Northern Iraq Referendum: Yaniv Voller talks to TRT World
Yaniv Voller, who's a lecturer in the Politics of the Middle East at the University of Kent, speaks to TRT World on Northern Iraq Referendum.
Northern Iraq Referendum: Voting under way despite international warning
Polls are open in a referendum on administrative independence for the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).
Turkey has called on its citizens to leave Kurdish provinces in Iraq and says it will not recognize the result of the independence referendum. Western powers have also criticized the vote, saying it could distract from the fight against Daesh. Let's take a look at the opponents of the referendum.
Turkey's security concerns over KRG referendum
Turkey has threatened serious consequences for the Kurdish Regional Government if it goes ahead with its decision to hold an independence referendum. TRT World's Turkey Political Correspondent Hasan Abdullah explores Turkey's security concerns surrounding an independent Kurdish region.
Northern Iraq Referendum: International opposition to KRG referendum
For Turkey, the Northern Iraq independence referendum presents a particularly complex challenge. There are strong economic relations between Ankara and the KRG- which are now at stake. Nicole Johnston has more from Erbil in Northern Iraq.
Iraqi Kurdish leader, Masoud Barzani, says Monday's independence referendum will go ahead - despite international criticism
Northern Iraq Referendum: Iraq says it won't recognize referendum result
And further increasing the pressure on the Kurdish Regional government, Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Baghdad will take the "necessary measures" to protect his country's unity. The US and UN also voiced concern over the referendum. Nicole Johnston reports.
Northern Iraq Referendum: Different groups claim right on oil rich Kirkuk
The Kurdish Regional Government is exporting 260,000 barrels of oil per day, mostly through a pipeline to Turkey. And Iraq's government exports 160,000 barrels per day
From Kirkuk our Middle East Correspondent Iolo Ap Dafydd reports
Northern Iraq Referendum: Iraq says it won't recognize referendum result
The KRG says the referendum will go ahead - we'll examine why some people living in northern Iraq want it and others are worried. Nicole Johnston reports on the hopes and fears of many living in northern Iraq.
Northern Iraq Referendum: Arabs and Turkmen dispute controversial vote
Three largely Kurdish areas in northern Iraq are preparing to vote on whether to have greater autonomy from Baghdad. But there's growing concern in the ethnically mixed city of Kirkuk. Hundreds of thousands of Arabs and Turkmen who live there oppose the referendum. Our Middle East Correspondent Yolo-ap-Dafid reports from the oil-rich city that's at the centre of a tug-of-war.
Northern Iraq Referendum: Vote count have negative effect on the economy
The United Nations Security Council says Monday's vote could destabilise Iraq and neighbouring countries. Regardless, the Kurdish Regional Government in Northern Iraq is pushing ahead with the independence referendum. Threats of military action appear to have had no effect. And as Alican Ayanlar reports, the region's economy as a whole is likely to suffer if the vote isn't stopped.
Northern Iraq Referendum: Barzani push for referendum despite opposition
The Kurdish Regional Government's president Massoud Barzani appears determined to press on with an independence referendum in northern Iraq. But this decision has been met with opposition both within the country and internationally. Turkey, Iran, the United States and Iraq's central government have all called for the vote to be stopped. Abubakr al Shamahi has more.
Northern Iraq Referendum: Interview with Mesut Ozcan from Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
KRG's controversial referendum faces opposition
The Kurdish Regional Government, or KRG, is hoping to seek full authority through a non-binding referendum. But this move is facing international opposition.
Northern Iraq Referendum: Federal Courts suspends vote on September 25
The leaders of Turkey and Iraq are warning that a referendum in Northern Iraq will increase tensions in the region. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Haidar al-Abadi spoke by phone on Monday, both backing the Iraqi supreme court order to suspend the vote. Denee Savoia has the story.
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