Turkey establishes local council in Syria's Tel Abyad

Turkey has established a local council to provide services in the Syrian border town of Tel Abyad, Doğan News Agency reported.

Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria, was launched on Oct. 9 aiming to establish what it calls a safe zone in Syrian territory along the Syrian border.

Turkish forces seized control of a 120-km long and 32-km deep region between the border towns of Tel Abyad and Ras al Ayn after a deal with Russia for the removal of Kurdish forces from the region.

The mayor of the neighbouring Turkish city of Şanlıurfa, Abdullah Erin, said Turkey was working on solving infrastructure problems, such as energy and drinking water shortages, and Syrian refugees slowly started to return to the town.