Irbil

The troubles of Iraqi Kurdistan

Hugh Sykes reflects on the Erbil referendum warnings
In 2017, there were two independence referendums: Catalonia in Spain and Iraqi Kurdistan.

During the latter, Baghdad sent troops to take control of the borders of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region. 
 
For the World at One, Hugh Sykes looks back on the warnings heard in Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil over the past 12 months.

(Image: Child at Dibagha camp, credit: Hugh Sykes/BBC)