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Decision to fly Kurdish flag in Kirkuk arouses controversy

Kirkuk provincial Governor Najim al-Din Karim (C-R) raises the Iraqi flag to fly next to the Kurdish flag over a government building in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on March 28, 2017. © AFP

Altaf Ahmad
Press TV, Baghdad

Iraq’s parliamentary blocs are at odds over a recent decision to raise the Kurdish flag over government buildings in Kirkuk. While Kurdish lawmakers defend the decision made by Kirkuk’s provincial council, Turkmen and Arab blocs say the move is against the Iraqi constitution.

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