Monday, February 5, 2018

Some welcome, spread PYD/PKK disinformation: Experts

Ali Kemal Akan,

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Experts accuse some media from Europe to the Gulf region of backing PYD/PKK smear campaign against Turkey's Afrin operation

The terrorist PYD/PKK has an international misinformation campaign resulting in some world media outlets and politicians accepting and spreading their lies, according to experts who spoke to Anadolu Agency.

Supporters of the terrorist group use fake images and statements with the support of some foreign countries, they said.

Some European lawmakers back the distorted reality pushed by the disinformation campaign, ignoring the terror group’s human rights violations, drug dealing, and war crimes, they argue.

The lawmakers in question post lies and fake images unrelated to Turkey’s current Operation Olive Branch in northwest Syria in favor of the terror group and against the operation, say the experts.

“It is a big problem that social media has a large sphere of influence in such terror activities,” Ali Osman Ozturk, the head of Turkey’s Office of Public Diplomacy, told Anadolu Agency.

He complained about the hypocrisy of international media, saying: “We do not see a reasonable attitude considering Turkey’s legitimate reasons” for the counter-terrorist operation in Syria. ...

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