The Latest: Turkey: Iraqi Kurdish vote caused ‘devastation’

In this Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 photo, a Kurdish flag waves near almost empty souvenirs shops next to the citadel in central Irbil, Iraq. In September 2017, Iraq’s Kurds celebrated their symbolic vote for independence as a historic step toward their decades-old dream of statehood. But instead of moving forward with negotiations toward a smooth divorce from Baghdad, Kurdish politicians have been humiliated with the loss of their most important oil-producing city, Kirkuk, to Iraqi troops. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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