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US: Pro-PKK/YPG terrorist TV show coming from Clintons

Series from Hillary Clinton production company to be based on forthcoming book whitewashing PKK/YPG terrorists

Beyza Binnur Donmez   | 26.01.2021
US: Pro-PKK/YPG terrorist TV show coming from Clintons

ANKARA

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea are reportedly producing a TV series that whitewashes members of the YPG/PKK terror group as so-called “freedom fighters.”

The pair are adapting Gayle Tzemach Lemmon's forthcoming book, The Daughters of Kobani to the small screen, said The Hollywood Reporter on Monday.

The book, due out next month, is based on the 2014 Daesh/ISIS attack on the Syrian border city of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani). The series will be produced by HiddenLight Productions, a company founded by Clinton and her daughter with other partners.

The 2016 presidential candidate said the series would depict the so-called "brave, defiant women fighting for justice and equality."

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK's Syrian offshoot.

The series purports to tell the story of female fighters – that is, PKK/YPG terrorists – allegedly involved in the fighting against Daesh/ISIS that went on in 2014 through early 2015.

US names YPG a PKK 'sub-affiliate'

Earlier this month, the US Justice Department recognized that the YPG "is a sub-affiliate of" the PKK terrorist group, announcing that a US military veteran who went to fight with the YPG had been taken into custody.

Federal agents arrested Daniel Baker on Jan. 15 on charges that he was inciting violence in the Florida state capitol in the runup to the Jan. 20 inauguration of US President Joe Biden. On social media he claimed to be “a trained sniper for the YPG,” according to prosecutors.

The acknowledgment ran counter to longstanding US policy of supporting the terrorist PKK/YPG, supposedly to fight Daesh/ISIS.

Turkish officials have long urged its NATO ally the US to stop supporting the PKK/YPG with weapons and training, saying that using one terrorist group to fight another makes no sense.

Since 2016, Turkey has launched three separate cross-border operations into northern Syria to protect locals and block the formation of a PKK/YPG terrorist corridor along its frontier.

Far from the whitewashed portrayal of the PKK/YPG often seen in Western media, the terror group is a known abuser of human rights, including of female recruits (many underages) often forcibly taken into the group and subjected to serial rape.

In 2017, a young woman named Leyla Günes survived being shot by PKK terrorists while trying to flee the terror group. Günes had been brainwashed into joining the PKK in 2014 when she was only 15 years old.

A 2018 UN report as well as many other reports by human rights groups such as Human Rights Watch have documented forceful recruitment and the use of child soldiers by the YPG/PKK, documenting 224 such cases in 2016-2017 alone.

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