The Kurds desperately want freedom – why won’t the free world support them? | Amjed Rasheed

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This week’s overwhelming referendum result shows that it’s time to end this forced marriage to post-Saddam Iraq

Despite the huge international pressure to postpone or cancel the independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, it went ahead and 92% voted yes, with a 72% turnout. We Kurds are the largest “nationality” in the world without our own nation – and we were not going to be deterred from having our say.

Related: More than 92% of voters in Iraqi Kurdistan back independence

Was it not only a few years ago that the US and the UK waged a war supposedly to spread democracy in Iraq?

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