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The story: Reactions are pouring in after Iran’s ambassador to Baghdad, Iraj Masjedi, lambasted Turkey’s military intervention in northern Iraq in a Feb. 27 interview with Erbil-based Rudaw. The interview—and the response by Ankara’s ambassador to Baghdad, Fatih Yıldız—are the latest instances of heightened tensions between Iran and Turkey. This takes place amidst the glaring lack of a coherent response from the Iraqi government itself to the potential Turkish advance.
The coverage: On Feb. 27, Iraq’s former foreign minister and senior Kurdistan Democratic Party member (KDP), Hoshyar Zebari, criticized both ambassadors in a tweet...
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