The flight ban is the clearest evidence of increased tensions between Iraq's central government and the Kurdish area. That's something, at least, since Iraq, Iran, and Turkey all seem to be preparing war against Kurdistan to bring it back under Baghdad's thumb.
We urge Iraqi Kurdish authorities to respect the constitutionally-mandated role of the central government and we call upon the central government to reject threats or even allusion to possible use of force.
Pursuing a long-cherished dream of statehood, the Kurds went ahead with the referendum in defiance of widespread objections, including from the United Nations and United States.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi's office said on September 28 that Turkey also agreed to deal only with the Baghdad government in the future on crude oil exports.
On Wednesday, Abadi demanded the results of the vote be "annulled" and talks take place "in the framework of the constitution". There were also reports of internal highway closures.
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That generated immediate pushback from lawmakers in high-tax states where, in some cases, half of taxpayers claim that deduction. Outside experts said that puts real limits on interpreting the results - and Republicans said the findings were biased.
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In Barcelona for the final rally on the eve of authorities banned a referendum on Catalan independence left thousands of men. Yet, with less than 48 hours to go, the governments in Madrid and Barcelona continue on a political crash course.
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Pedro Rodriguez , who played no role in the midweek win, is doubtful but is likely to feature at some stages of the game. They showed that they can keep composed under pressure, too, when Michy Batshuayi won the match in stoppage time .