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Germany hurt Azerbaijan's pride: anti-Turkish film will not be shown in Baku

Caucasus (, - The film "Separated Sisters" will not be shown in Baku. This was announced today, November 30, at the German embassy in Azerbaijan in response to a request from the APA news agency.

The German diplomatic mission explained that the 2020 feature film, which was interpreted as “anti-Turkish” in the Azerbaijani society, was decided not to be shown so that it “would not be misunderstood.”

“Unfortunately, there was an erroneous impression about the film. It tells the story of two sisters with a migratory background who were separated for many years. About a quarter of Germans have a migration background and are interested in questions about their family background. For this reason, the film is of particular relevance to German society. This was the purpose of the film, so it was planned to be shown in Azerbaijan. The Landmark Cinema has shown many films in recent weeks as part of the EU Film Festival, so it was also planned to show the film "Separated Sisters" there. We would like to inform you that the Landmark cinema is not the organizer of the screening of this film,” the diplomatic mission noted.

Two days ago, the German Embassy in Baku, together with the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan, spread the information that the film would be shown in the country. The screening of the tape was planned for December 5 at the Landmark cinema hall in Baku.

Earlier cinemas in Azerbaijan refused to show the film. According to its plot, a soldier of the German Bundeswehr instructs Kurdish soldiers in Iraq to fight the Islamic State terrorist group (the organization is banned in the Russian Federation). But no one knows that she is actually looking for her missing sister, Bariva. Also in the film's storyline, the Turkish military is shown as a "cruel, bloodthirsty, insidious potential enemy," APA notes.

The planned screening of "Separated Sisters" came at another surge in Ankara's military activity in northern Syria and Iraq against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) banned in Turkey. In recent weeks, the Turkish army has been preparing for a ground operation against the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), whose most combat-ready units, the Kurdish YPG, are considered by official Ankara to be the Syrian offshoot of the PKK.

Germany hurt Azerbaijan's pride: anti-Turkish film will not be shown in Baku