You can see Amanpour's full interview with President Barzani here.
In this web extra, Christiane Amanpour asks Iraqi Kurdish President Massoud Barzani how the region would react to Kurdish independence.
"Allow me to ask, ‘What shall we do? What can we do in Kurdistan? Shall we remain just watching and waiting for an unknown future, unknown destiny? Everyone sees what’s taking place in Iraq."
"We have proved to Turkey that we are a factor of stability. We are an important factor for the security and stability of Turkey."
Click above to watch.