THE KUR­DISH REF­ER­EN­DUM

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HINDUSTANTIMES WORLD -

The Par­lia­ment of Iraq's au­ton­o­mous Kur­dis­tan re­gion has planned a ref­er­en­dum on in­de­pen­dence on Septem­ber 25, lead­ing to height­ened ten­sion in the Mid­dle East

Peo­ple show their sup­port for the up­com­ing in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum in Zakho, Iraq.

WHO ARE THE KURDS?

Kurds are the fourth-largest eth­nic group in the Mid­dle East. They have never ob­tained a per­ma­nent na­tion state, but have a large in­flu­ence on re­gional devel­op­ments, es­pe­cially in Iraq and Syria, where they are on the fore­front of fight­ing the Is­lamic State

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