The preliminary results of the referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan are published.

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More than 93 percent of referendum participants in Iraqi Kurdistan supported the idea of ​​independence of the region, according to the counting data of 282 thousand votes (about nine percent of those who voted). About it RIA News told the Supreme Independent Commission on the referendum and elections in Kurdistan.

About 3,3 million people participated in the referendum, turnout was 72,16 percent.

Against independence voted 6,71 percent of voters. The chairman of the commission noted that the results may vary, as the counting continues. Official results will be announced on Thursday.

The preliminary results of the referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan are published.


5,2 million voters had the right to vote in elections. All citizens of Iraq registered in Iraqi Kurdistan or in Kurdish regions could vote. 6846 polling stations and 1737 commissions worked. Not only the provinces of Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and Dohuk, which are officially part of the Kurdish autonomy, but also the areas beyond its borders - in particular, in the provinces of Kirkuk, Nainava, Salah al-Din participated in the voting. Online voting was organized for Kurds living outside Iraq.

Official Baghdad, neighbors of Iraqi Kurdistan, as well as the United States and the United Nations spoke against the referendum. Turkey and Iran began exercises on the border with the region, and Iran closed its sky for air traffic. The Iraqi parliament voted to dismiss all Kurdish officials participating in the referendum, demanded that control of the border of Kurdistan and neighboring countries be transferred to Baghdad, as well as conduct all negotiations and oil deals only with the Iraqi government.

Iraqi Kurdistan is the unofficial name of the Kurdish Autonomous Region in the north and north-east of Iraq, which has the status of broad autonomy within the country, legally enshrined in the constitution. The provinces of Dahuk, Sulaimaniya and Erbil in this region have traditionally been the residence of the Kurds. The Kurdistan Democratic Party, headed by Massoud Barzani, is in power in the region.
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  1. +1
    26 September 2017
    The result is expected, but then what?
    1. +8
      26 September 2017
      Quote: Black
      The result is expected, but then what?

      And then we will look Yes It looks like a knot is tied up steep. Yes
      1. +2
        26 September 2017
        Quote: 79807420129
        And then we will look like a knot tied up steep

        I more look at the Catalan knot hunting. How will they untie him? ... that's where Europe will be flattened ... and as for the Kurds, it seems to me that their friendship with the Americans will come to their side ..... supporting the Kurds, giving them hope, the Americans actually set them up under hit. Neither Iran, nor Iraq, nor even the Turks, will ever reconcile themselves to the creation of a Kurdish state ... slaughter to be ...
        1. +1
          26 September 2017
          Quote: Black
          The result is expected, but then what?

          Nothing but clan political and economic dividends. And even then it will take a long bargain with the central government.
        2. +3
          26 September 2017
          In Europe, it will somehow cost peacefully. Well, there will be a new
          country - Catalonia? Neither Spain will collapse nor it.
          Who cares if you go to the Costa Brava resorts in Spain or
          to Catalonia? And neighboring France will not go to conquer it.
          1. +7
            26 September 2017
            Quote: voyaka uh
            Who cares if you go to the Costa Brava resorts in Spain or
            to Catalonia? And neighboring France will not go to conquer it.

            But interestingly, can we now see the confrontation between FC Barcelona and FC Real? Barca is still a world-class club and the championship of Catalonia, as it were. laughing
          2. +2
            26 September 2017
            Quote: voyaka uh
            Well, there will be a new
            country - Catalonia?

            Not sure....
            Quote: voyaka uh
            Who cares if you go to the Costa Brava resorts in Spain or
            to Catalonia?

            You and me NO, but say it to the Spaniards wink
          3. +1
            26 September 2017
            Quote: voyaka uh
            In Europe, it’s just
            will cost peacefully ..

            Yes, the choir knows how it will be .. Yes


          4. 0
            26 September 2017
            Purely theoretically, the option of joining Catalonia to France is possible. Many Catalans believe that France is closer to them.))
      2. 0
        26 September 2017
        Quote: 79807420129
        Quote: Black
        The result is expected, but then what?

        And then we will look Yes It looks like a knot is tied up steep. Yes

        Something many knots are tied. The US and the EU are not able to untie them. Russia with thousands of years of experience will be able to. So they won’t.
      3. +3
        26 September 2017
        Such a "state" is not viable. It has no access to the sea. Against him are ALL neighbors through whose territory all communications pass.
        1. +5
          26 September 2017
          Quote: xetai9977
          It has no access to the sea.
          But they have access to the United States. And not all states in the world have access to the sea. The same igil, without any access to the sea, was a world nightmare for how many years. Afghanistan ... neither the USSR nor the USA can defeat him.
        2. RL
          +1
          26 September 2017
          Please look at the map of the hypothetical Kurdistan! He has access to the seas. Or at least the Kurds imagine Kurdistan
    2. +2
      26 September 2017
      Quote: Black
      The result is expected, but then what?

      Separa, cho laughing
    3. +5
      26 September 2017
      Now it remains only by force of arms to defend their independence (just as the Jews did in Palestine at the time). Neither the Turks nor the Iraqis themselves agreed with the idea of ​​an independent Kurdistan. It is clear that they will try to prevent this.
      And after the seizure of the oil fields in Deir ez-zor, the Kurds will announce the exact same referendum already in Syria, with the widest support of the United States (although the United States may be against the words!).
      1. +3
        26 September 2017
        Quote: Stas157
        just like the Jews did in Palestine at one time

        Unsuccessful comparison. Situations are very unequal. In 1947, both the United States and the USSR were, in principle, not opposed. Now, against Kurdish autonomy, absolutely all neighbors and other international players in the Middle East.
        1. +5
          26 September 2017
          Quote: Thrall
          Now, against the Kurdish autonomy, absolutely all neighbors

          Ask the Jews, and then, and now, against Israel, all the neighbors.
          What are Kurds neighbors when the United States - For! After all, a good half of these neighbors are US puppets.
    4. 0
      26 September 2017
      Quote: Black
      The result is expected, but then what?

      So Barzani has long said.
      Negotiations with Iraq.
    5. +1
      26 September 2017
      After all, there are no polite people at hand to protect the results of the referendum. But Iraq is unlikely to send troops into the region. The new guerrilla war is not for anyone.
    6. 0
      26 September 2017
      Quote: Black
      The result is expected, but then what?

      And then you can wait for the unrecognized state.
    7. 0
      26 September 2017
      Quote: Black
      The result is expected, but then what?

      Then the blood will flow with a new incentive ... We would have to cleanse Syria! Oh, the United States they know how to bleed peoples .. All this will pour out to you! I smell genes ..
    8. 0
      26 September 2017
      The massacre on the territory of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria is to come until the map of B. Vostok is redrawn. Small states will emerge, oil-producing states and a state that controls the transport corridor from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea, and a number of states that control deserts.
    9. +1
      26 September 2017
      Quote: Black
      The result is expected, but then what?

      Further massacre without end. Which is what the arrogant Saxons required.
  2. +6
    26 September 2017
    After the referendum, it seems that the percentage of instability in the BB will only increase.
  3. +2
    26 September 2017
    What's next.
    Even before the referendum, Kurdistan’s oil revenues passed by the Iraqi government.
    Nobody has announced sanctions to the Kurds and will not.
    They will be de jure within Iraq, de facto completely independent.
    This state of affairs does not prevent Rosneft, for example, from investing billions of dollars in the Kurdistan oil industry.
    Officially, all ah ah ah, but in real life, most countries waved their hand to them violet future of Iraq.
    But Iraq, with their confrontation between Shiites and Sunnis, will be difficult.
    1. +3
      26 September 2017
      Quote: Livonetc
      Even before the referendum, Kurdistan’s oil revenues passed by the Iraqi government.
      Nobody has announced sanctions to the Kurds and will not.

      Nobody touched them, because they were actually under the protection of the United States, which they helped to demolish the Iraqi president .... but now they have crossed the "red line" outlined by their neighbors and the United States will not help them.
  4. +1
    26 September 2017
    About 3,3 million people participated in the referendum, turnout was 72,16 percent.
    somewhere they wrote that there are 50 million .... negative
    6,71 percent of voters voted against independence
    and democracy will come soon to them .. belay
    1. +2
      26 September 2017
      Quote: XXXIII
      somewhere they wrote that there are 50 million ....

      ... it is .... but the referendum was held only on the territories controlled by Barzani ... most of the Kurds live in Turkey ...
      1. +1
        26 September 2017
        Clearly, the rest is almost a Kurds ... so now the Kurds and Kurds will fight for non-dependence wink ..
  5. 0
    26 September 2017
    Erdogan raged:
    Erdogan warned Kurds that flags of Israel would not save them
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that "waving Israeli flags" will not save the Kurdistan government from regional isolation. He noted that Ankara is considering introducing economic and military sanctions against the "illegal government of Kurdistan."
    Note that the night before the website of the Daily Sabah newspaper published photos from Erbil, where local residents celebrated the referendum. In the photographs you can see how participants in street festivities wave their flags of Israel.

    Commenting on these photos, the publication noted that Benjamin Netanyahu was the only leader in the Middle East region who approved the referendum.
    http://newsru.co.il/mideast/26sep2017/erdogan_002
    .html

    Although if, for example, Turkey starts a war with Israel or spoils relations with it for a long time, it will be very good for us
  6. 0
    26 September 2017
    Even 10 years ago, this seemed impossible in principle. Well done Kurds.

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