Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem rejected the vote and said that Syria only accepts a unified Iraq. What affect do you think that will have on the rest of the Middle East?
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Others held portraits of Selahattin Demirtas, the young co-leader of the People's Democratic Party (HDP), arrested last week with several other members of the pro-Kurdish group accused by Erdogan of being a front for the PKK.
Germany is home to about 1 million Kurds, more than any other European country, as well as the world's largest Turkish diaspora community, and fears of tension between them on German soil are fuelled by Erdogan's repression.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani claimed victory in the referendum vote for independence and called for a "dialogue" with the Iraqi government.
In a televised address, Barzani said "negotiations are the right path to solve the problems, not threats or the language of force.” He added, "we assure the international community of our willingness to engage in dialogue with Baghdad." On Monday, Iraqi Kurds voted on an independence referendum despite objections from the government in Baghdad, neighboring countries, and the United States.
The revival of commerce and restoration of law and order in the region of Halabja is attributed to her sound judgement.