Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, Iraq

Kurds vote on in­de­pen­dence

The Week - Junior - - Around The World -

On 25 Septem­ber, Iraq’s Kur­dish pop­u­la­tion voted on whether or not they want in­de­pen­dence from Iraq. The Kurds are one of the big­gest groups of peo­ple with shared an­ces­try in the Mid­dle East, liv­ing in an area that spans Turkey, Ar­me­nia, Iraq, Syria and Iran. In Iraq, they have their own state, but it is con­trolled by the Iraqi govern­ment. Around 72% of those who are able to vote took part.

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