Armed Kurdish militants fought back, digging trenches and erecting barricades to repel Turkish forces in an open attempt to establish self-rule
across several provinces.
The rebel groups in the Two Areas and Darfur call to grant self-rule
to the different Sudanese regions.
The PKK aims to establish a canton in Sinjar similar to city administrations run by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in northern Syria, while the KRG has appeared an ardent opponent of the idea of self-rule
in the city.
He said: "Those who stand for self-rule
do not understand it would mean complete destruction of the economy, social programmes and life in general for the majority of the population.
These 'de-centralisation' proposals appeared in part designed to meet separatists demands for self-rule
, though they differ for calls by Russia for Ukraine to adopt a "federalised" model.
areas are struggling to out-last Assad in what is increasingly a war of attrition.
A statement issued by President Jalal Talabani's office Thursday says the accord between leaders in Baghdad and the self-rule
Kurdish region would eventually lead to the withdrawal of both sides' military forces from disputed northern areas.
The Provincial Council of the Sunni Arab region of Anbar - by far the largest of Iraq's 18 governorates in the west of the country and bordering with Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Syria - is insisting on self-rule
similar to that of Kurdistan.
It sparked a mutiny and a civil war that lasted from 1955 to 1972 when the South was allowed a degree of self-rule
backed Palestinian Authority and controls self-rule
areas of the occupied West Bank.
Catalonia has its own language and culture and a large degree of self-rule
Irbil is located in Iraq's self-rule
Kurdish region about 217 miles (350 kilometers) north of Baghdad.