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The story: Turkey has launched a new offensive against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq. The move is an escalation of the long-running conflict with the group. Iraqi officials have spoken out resoundingly against the operation as well as associated statements and public appearances made by their Turkish counterparts. But whether Baghdad intends to back its tough talk with action remains to be seen.
The coverage: On Apr. 24, Rudaw, a television channel linked to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) reported that Ankara had kicked off a new offensive—entitled ‘Operation Claw-Lightning’—to root out PKK militants in Duhok governorate...
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