Iraqi Army Takes Over Turkey Border Crossing From Kurds, Turkish PM Says

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Iraqi forces took the oil-producing province of Kirkuk on October 16, cutting the KRG off from what would have been its main revenue source as an independent state. Instead, it reversed - perhaps irrevocably - their aspirations for statehood.

Addressing his people, demoralized by humiliating territorial defeats, Barzani said Sunday that he would step down, just one month after the vote he championed in the face of both regional and worldwide opposition. "The law should not be amended for me". His term was extended by two years in 2013 in response to the rise of ISIS, but he stayed in power even after the extension ran out.

He said all border controls will now be carried out by Iraqi and Turkish officials.

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It went on to hold Hamas - which has governed the strip since 2007 - responsible for what it described as "hostile activity".

Both Iran and Turkey conducted military exercises along their borders with the Kurdish region in response to the vote.

"We do not hope for any more instability in Iraq or in the region".

In the days to come, other losses followed: The Kurdish region's oil revenues were effectively halved.

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Harris' family said the woman's boyfriend was a passenger in the auto and took control and steered it off the interstate. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Gelle said the incident took place Saturday afternoon on Interstate 66.

Baghdad is also demanding control of all border crossings with Turkey and Iran.

Tehran already reopened the Bashmagh crossing last week. "We were a state within a state", said Kamal Chomani, a nonresident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, in a phone interview Sunday. Within weeks, a backlash from the vote revealed Barzani had miscalculated. However, as long as Barzani is there to advocate for independence they will not be gone.

Barzani's family continues to play an outsized role in the region's political hierarchy.

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In addition to the safety, the Chargers were guilty of numerous other mistakes, including having two touchdowns called back. Hogan left the game in the fourth quarter with a right shoulder injury and did not return to the game for the Patriots .

"Negotiations are still ongoing", said a Kurdish official in the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, Erbil.

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