BBC defends report on PKK despite anger from Ankara

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has defended its report on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), stating it was only one of the many reports it did on Turkey.

“We cover news of global interest impartially and this film is one of many we have broadcast on Turkey and related issues, including extensive coverage of attacks perpetrated by the PKK,” a BBC spokesperson told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency in a written statement.

“This report offers a unique insight into understanding what motivated these women to join the PKK to fight the so-called Islamic State, including some who had escaped the IS” the statement said.