Kurdistan's Biggest Source Of Oil Funds

Turkey Iraq Iran's united front on Kurdish referendum

Turkey Iraq Iran's united front on Kurdish referendum

He said, "The regional government led by the Iraqi Kurdish President Massoud Barzani misinterpreted the West and thought their alliance with the West gave them the sense of legitimacy for kicking off the one-sided process which they started without consulting the opposition in the parliament".

"Moscow has been effectively filling the gap as the United States has been pulling back from Iraq", a senior source in Erbil told Reuters.

Neighbours Turkey and Iran have strongly opposed the referendum and it is unlikely that Syria, the other neighbour to the semi-autonomous region would support any move towards independence. In addition, some rivers that feed into Iraqi Kurdistan flow through Turkey, giving Ankara the ability to curtail the region's water supplies.

A possible fight might not be contained to Kirkuk.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi railed against the vote on Tuesday, saying he rejected the idea of independence for the northern autonomous region and hinted at military action.

Al-Hashd Al-Sha'abi or the People's Mobilization Forces (PMF), also known as the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) is an Iraqi state-sponsored umbrella organization comprised of some 40 militia entities, which are mainly Shi'a Muslim groups. But for the United States, timing is everything.

Ankara also sees itself as protector of Iraq's Turkmen ethnic minority, with particular focus on the oil city of Kirkuk which Kurds seized in 2014 as Iraqi troops retreated in the face of Islamic State advances. Since doing so could be detrimental to the coalition against the extremist group, however, USA officials will likely stick to less contentious tactics as it asks the Kurds for patience in their pursuit of independence.

In Iraq, Abadi said that relinquishing the idea of the referendum would be without a price, stressing that Iraqis would be the ones to demand guarantees. Iran has threatened to close its borders with the region.

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The US will not be able to sustain its support for an independent Kurdish state without the support of some of its regional allies, especially Turkey. Iran and Turkey fear it will further unsettle their own Kurdish populations. The military drills now being conducted at the Habur border crossing are meant to intimidate northern Iraq, but Turkey does have other options before resorting to any military option, including closing Habur or the Kirkuk-Yumurtalık oil pipeline.

His comments were echoed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a speech at the UN General Assembly yesterday.

The air force last month ordered all former fighter pilots flying for Turkish airlines to report for service.

"I have four kids, I am 35-years-old, and there is neither a job nor a factory in the region", said tanker driver Abdurrahman Yakti, who carries crude oil from Iraq to Turkey's Iskenderun Rafinery in the southeastern province of Hatay.

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