Dec 17 2018

U.S. actress pictured with jailed Demirtaş’s book ‘’ferociously pro-Israel,’’ says former AKP MP

A former deputy from Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AKP) and columnist with pro-government Yeni Şafak described American actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who was recently pictured with jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş’s latest book, as being ‘’ferociously pro-Israel,’’ Gazete Duvar reported.

An image of 53-year-old Parker leaving her New York home carrying the book ‘’Seher,’’ by Demirtaş, the former co-chair of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) who has been in jail since November 2016 on terror charges, has created a buzz in Turkish media.

Fourty four-year-old Demirtaş is accused of links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a group that has been in armed conflict with Turkish armed forces for over 30 years.

The Sex and the City actress was carrying the book because she is preparing to publish the book in English through her imprint SJP for Hogarth, Ünal said in his Monday column for Yeni Şafak daily.

‘’Sarah Jessica Parker has been in the movie business since she was a child. Her father and her husband are Jewish and she is a ferocious defender of Israel to the point that she can call Palestinians ‘’terrorists.’’ And her most famous production is called ‘’Sex and the City!’’ Ünal wrote.

Demirtaş’s book “Seher,” which he wrote in prison, is comprised of 12 stories and was nominated for France’s prestigious literary Médicis Award.