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Russia Lashes Out at Turkey Over Troops in Iraq

Lingering tensions between Russia and Turkey over Ankara’s shooting down of a Russian fighter jet along the Syrian-Turkish border last month were evident Tuesday as Moscow’s U.N. envoy lashed out at Ankara over its recent troop deployment to northern Iraq. “We believe Turkey has acted recklessly and inexplicably, carrying out additional deployments on the territory of Iraq without the consent of Iraqi government,” Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told reporters. Russia requested a closed-door...

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