Iraqi-Turkish relations and their impact on Kurdistan Region 2003-2017

  • Abbas Fadhel Atwan Tikrit University College of Political Science


The recent developments in the region, especially Iraq and Syria, represented a historic opportunity for the Kurds, which made them an important player with international support and paved the way for partition and federalism. There is no dispute that the referendum is consistent with general principles such as the right of peoples to self-determination, Others with the Iraqi constitution and mechanisms of independence recognized, but it strengthens the position of the region in negotiations with Baghdad, has raised the date of a referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan region on 25 September 2017 And the political situation in Iraq and Turkey after the referendum of the Kurdistan region, As a result of the failure of each of them to agree to reject the results of the referendum secession of the Kurdistan region and the intensification of sanctions on the region, but also strengthened military and security cooperation between their countries after months of tension between them.

May 11, 2019
How to Cite
ATWAN, Abbas Fadhel. Iraqi-Turkish relations and their impact on Kurdistan Region 2003-2017. Tikrit Journal For Political Science, [S.l.], n. 15, p. 162-174, may 2019. ISSN 2312-6639. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 29 may 2020. doi: