The Iraqi government has placed a ban on global flights to airports in the country's Kurdish area.
Neither will the ban apply to military or humanitarian flights, the director of the Kurdistan worldwide airport, Talar Faiq, told a press conference.
UAE-based Air Arabia and low-priced carrier FlyDubai said they would also suspend flights, while Doha-based Qatar Airways announced that it would comply with the civil aviation authority's ruling.
An extended suspension of flights would have significant consequences for the Kurds, who have turned Arbil into a regional transport hub that is home to a large worldwide community.
Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister and spokesperson Bekir Bozdag said his government would collaborate with the Iraqi administration on the matter.
Iraqi troops now in Turkey and Iran would start on Saturday morning to enforce control over the border crossings out of the Kurdish region, Iraqi officials told The Associated Press.
The Kurdistan government has said they were pushed to stage the independence referendum after the central government violated at least one third of the Iraqi constitution, including Article 140 that concerns the fate of the disputed or Kurdistani areas such as the oil-rich and multi-ethnic Kirkuk province.
More than 92% of the roughly 3 million people who went to the polls earlier this week opted for independence, according to official results announced by the Kurdish electoral commission on Wednesday.
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Turkish air raid targets, eliminates two PKK members
He cited, for instance, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer of NY, who Wednesday praised the Kurdish independence vote.
The State Department said it was "deeply disappointed" the vote had gone ahead.
Turkey, which has threatened to impose sanctions on the Kurds, said its border with northern Iraq remained open, although it may not remain so.
In defiance of Baghdad, the self-ruled Kurdish region has been unilaterally exporting crude oil produced in their region and contested areas through Turkey.
He may be right, because one-fifth of Turkey's population is also Kurdish, and a lot of them live in the part of Turkey directly across the border from Iraqi Kurdistan.
In a statement, EgyptAir also said its flights would halt from Friday "until further notice". Though it's non-binding, it has inceased tensions between the Kurds and Baghdad as well as Turkey and Iran, both of which have a sizable Kurdish population.
Barzani said the vote would not lead to an immediate declaration of independence, instead opening the door to negotiations, but Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has rejected any talks on the basis on the referendum.
"The PKK in Turkey, a group that the world condemns as a terrorist organization, may ratchet up attempts to secede from the Turkish government and kill as many Turks in the process and then there is [PJAK] of course in Iran, which is a well-known and very radical terrorist organization", he said.
Target to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2020 The controversial House Bill 2, repealed last spring, explicitly forbade local governments from setting their own minimum wages. The $11 wage is higher than the minimum wage in 48 states, and it matches amounts in MA and Washington, Target says.
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Vessels and aircraft that have visited North Korea in the past 180 days are prohibited from entering USA under the new sanctions . China, North Korea's most important trading partner, is one of the pariah state's few sources of hard currency.
And when a mission consistently fails to fulfill a mandate of this council, we should end it, " he said. Rouhani said Iran was ready to respond to the possibility of Trump walking away from the agreement.
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The Georgetown chapter of Young Democratic Socialists of America tweeted that they'll attend the protest. Sessions criticized universities that have formal conduct policies that he said stifle free speech.
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The sophomore's passes early on seemed adrenaline-filled, a byproduct of the moment, and were initially too hot to handle. Penn State went to work, covering 65 yards in 12 plays to score the game-winning points as the clock hit triple zeros.
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First of all, Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) had a reliable partner in the equally center left Social Democrats (SPD). But at least the German citizens are paying attention and trying to change their country's current course.
In addition to criminal probes in Germany, the company still faces hundreds of investor lawsuits as well as consumer complaints. A report Friday from Volkswagen AG referred to the loss as "third quarter negative items" impacting the company's bottom line.
He was in charge of Audi's engine development from 2001 to 2007 before taking over the role for the entire Volkswagen Group. The diesel cars in the US affected by scandal only represent a small part of the 11 million rigged cars globally.
It generated revenue of $199.7 million in the first six months of 2017, up 23% from $162.3 million in the same six months of 2016. The offering will raise $126 million in funding for Roku , while giving existing shareholders of the company roughly $93 million.
It premiered Monday on NBC in the 9 a.m. hour of the "Today" show , proving only that the experiment is far from successful. Another reporter compared the TV personality's attempt at having a hit NBC show to a 'HomeGoods catalog brought to life '.
The dome of the Our Lady of Angels church featuring stained glass from Germany split in two and half collapsed Sunday afternoon. The death toll from the quake has climbed to 326, according to Luis Felipe Puente, Mexico's civil protection coordinator.
Macron told reporters Tuesday that the 2015 agreement is the best option for now to keep watch on Iran's nuclear program. Tillerson is meeting at the United Nations with diplomats from the nations that are part of the 2015 nuclear deal.