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Sparring Continues Over Turkish Troops in Northern Iraq

The diplomatic dispute over Turkey’s deployment of soldiers and tanks to Iraq continues to deepen, with Baghdad accusing Ankara of reneging on an agreement to withdraw its forces and threatening military action. Ankara has dismissed such warnings despite international pressure, insisting the deployment is to protect forces who are training anti-Islamic State recruits. In a warning to Ankara, Iraqi officials say that if Baghdad is forced to fight to defend the country’s sovereignty, it...

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