‘Syria Backstage’ to unveil YPG/PKK terror group links


Turkey’s TRT World news channel is set to broadcast a documentary movie that will shed light on YPG/PKK terror group’s connection with the U.S., the miscalls of the Barrack Obama administration in Syria and how the region became a war zone.

Set to be aired on Oct. 28, the documentary, dubbed “Syria The Backstage,” comprises six-episodes, including interviews with U.S. officials such as former CIA chief David Petraeus.

TRT Director General Ibrahim Eren said the documentary series will reveal the truth behind how northern Syria was ravaged by the war that led to the death of hundreds of thousands of people and the displacement of millions.

“This documentary tells the backstage of Syria. Unfortunately, there has been a bloody war for the past seven, eight years,” he said, adding that the documentary would tell how the international powers prioritized their own agenda over the difficulties faced by civilians.

The documentary also includes interviews with some U.S. citizens who once joined YPG/PKK — the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terror group — but left it after witnessing the crimes against humanity it committed, according to Eren.

There has been a huge smear campaign against Turkey since it launched a counter-terror operation in northern Syria on Oct. 9, but the country’s actions were based on international law and human rights, he said.

“We will continue to fight against the smear campaign with the efforts of all TRT channels and staff,” he asserted.

Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring on Oct. 9 to eliminate terrorists from northern Syria in order to secure Turkey’s borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees and ensure Syria’s territorial integrity.

Ankara wants to clear northern Syria east of the Euphrates River of the terrorist PKK and its Syrian offshoot, the YPG/PKK.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union — has been responsible for deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas
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