EghtesadOnline: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have discussed the latest developments surrounding a highly controversial planned referendum on the independence of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq.
EghtesadOnline: As Iraq’s northern Kurdistan Region is holding a controversial referendum on independence, Iran has reasserted its support for the Arab country’s sovereignty and integrity.
EghtesadOnline: President Tayyip Erdogan warned on Monday Turkey could cut off the pipeline that carries oil from northern Iraq to the outside world, intensifying pressure on the Kurdish autonomous region over its independence referendum.
EghtesadOnline: A senior Iranian official has expressed the Islamic Republic’s opposition to an upcoming referendum for independence by Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, saying that Tehran supports the Arab country’s territorial integrity.
EghtesadOnline: Iraq's ethnically-mixed and contested city of Kirkuk was on a nighttime curfew on Tuesday after clashes erupted there the previous night between Kurds and Turkmen amid preparations for the controversial Kurdish independence referendum next week, a local Turkmen official said.