PKK Taking First Steps Towards Establishing of Garmiya Canton / PKK-affiliated groups created Garmiyan Region in the south of Kurdistan Region
Diyar Aziz – BasNews – 19 March 2016 – PKK -affiliated group establishing Garmiyan region PKK -affiliated group establishing Garmiyan region Supplied
SULAYMANIYAH — Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is attempting to establish Garmiyan Canton through various groups it has created in Kurdistan Region.
According to the information obtained by BasNews, ‘Kurdistan Community Freedom Movement’, a PKK-affiliated organisation held a conference in the city of Kalar in the centre of Garmiyan on Friday, March 18.”Garmiyan is stepping forward with a national and democratic spirit towards autonomy” was the title of the conference. Some participants of the conference have revealed on social media that the two co-presidents of the Garmiyan Region and 22 members of the administrative council of the region were elected in the conference. A source told BasNews that this is the first step taken by PKK to establish Garmiyan Canton whereas Kurdistan Region has its own political system. BasNews has previously revealed PKK’s plan of establishing some Cantons in Sulaimaiyah province in collaboration with Gorran (Change movement), but PKK rejected the allegations. www.mesop.de