Turkey’s battle in Afrin proved NATO alliances supersede all others. Sending a message to the Kurds that dreams of an independent Kurdistan are no concern for the United States.
The regional body of Iraqi Kurds released a statement agreeing to cooperate with Baghdad and cease any further secessionist activities.
On the 25th of September, Iraqi Kurds held a secessionist vote based on the principles of extreme ethno-nationalist, where Kurds voted to separate from Iraq. The referendum was boycotted by Arabs, Assyrians, Armenians and local Turkmen and was doubly controversial as it included areas of Iraq that had been unilaterally occupied by