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YPG/PKK hires lobbying firm in Washington

Anadolu Agency MIDDLE EAST
Published May 01,2021

The Syrian offshoot of the PKK terror group, YPG, has hired its first lobbyist in the US capital of Washington, DC.

According to a report by the Foreign Lobby website, YPG/PKK signed an agreement with the Jim Dornan Strategies lobbying firm effective April 30.

The company is owned by Jim Dornan, who the report said is a longtime Republican campaign operative and former congressional staffer.

It aims to lobby "US/KDF (Kurdish Defense Forces) cooperation regarding ISIS," according to the report. The client is registered as "Kurdish Defense Forces/YPG SDF" based in Al Hasakah, Syria.

US support for PKK affiliates in Syria has long-strained relations with Turkey. Ankara says a NATO ally cannot back a terror group fighting against another ally.

In its more than 35-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 at least 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.