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Tall Abyad: Council of Elders annexes Tall Abyad to the canton of Kobanî

KurdWatch, October 26, 2015—On October 21, 2015, the city of Tall Abyad’s Council of Elders [further information], which was appointed by the Democratic Union Party (PYD), decided to annex the city and the surrounding areas to the canton of Kobanî, which was established by the PYD. The decision was justified on the grounds of on geographical proximity. The council members – ten Arabs, three Kurds, an Armenian and a Turkmen – hold their meeting next to a photo of Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

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