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ʿAyn al ʿArab: PYD supporters demonstrate for the release of Öcalan

KurdWatch, August 19, 2016—On August 6, 2016, members of the Revolutionary Youth Movement and the women’s organization Yekîtiya Star held a demonstration in ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî). Roughly two thousand participants demanded the release of Abdullah Öcalan, the leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) imprisoned in Turkey. Both organizations are closely affiliated with the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian branch of the PKK. 


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