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Kurdish referendum a ‘colossal mistake’, says son of late president Talabani

By France 24
21 October 2017   |   11:00 am
Bafel Talabani – the son of late Iraqi president and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani – blasted the decision of the Kurdish leadership to go ahead with a referendum on independence, calling it a "colossal mistake".

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