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Also key: “Turnout is believed to have been high, at around 72 per cent, and local television said 90 per cent of votes had been cast as ‘yes’ to independence. “

The Independent:

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that the referendum on support for independence for Iraqi Kurdistan next door risks sparking an “ethnic war” in the region.

In a speech at the presidential palace in Ankara on Tuesday, Mr Erdogan reiterated that all options, including the military, are on the table to protect Turkey’s security.

He also repeated his Monday threat to cut off the pipeline which exports the autonomous Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq’s oil across the Turkish border.


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Erbil, Erbil Governorate is in the middle of the map below.

47.4° N
21.5° E
66.5° E
24.9° N


Erbil, Erbil Governorate, Iraq

Iraq (IQ) is estimated to have a population of 36.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 3.3% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 6.5 million.