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Iraqi Kurds vote on independence

Nonbinding vote rankles Baghdad; Turkey makes threat

By SUSANNAH GEORGE The Associated Press

This article was originally published September 26, 2017 at 2:48 a.m. Updated September 26, 2017 at 2:48 a.m.

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A Kurdish man in Irbil, Iraq, takes a picture as his wife shows her ballot during voting in Monday’s independence referendum.

IRBIL, Iraq -- Iraqi Kurds voted Monday in a landmark referendum on supporting independence, a move billed by the Kurdish leadership as an exercise in self-determination but viewed as a hostile act by Iraq's central government. Neighboring Turkey even threatened a military response.

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