Nevruz celebrated peacefully- so far

Posted by on March 20th, 2011
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Turkish Kurds gather to celebrate the Nowruz ... 

Turkish Kurds gather to celebrate the Nowruz in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, March 20, 2011. The Nowruz has traditionally been used as an opportunity to highlight separatist demands by Kurdish rebels and police had to intensify security against possible violence as tensions run high ahead of nationwide general elections. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for ‘new year’, is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran.? Read more » (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

 

Thousands celebrate Nevruz spring festival in Istanbul

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Daily News with wires
Thousands gathered in Kazlıçeşme in Istanbul’s Zeytinburnu district Sunday to celebrate Nevruz, a festival that marks the beginning of spring.

Newroz 2011 piroz be à Cukurca ?avec son W kurde.

from YOL (routes de Turquie et d’ailleurs) by anne

Dans la province d?Hakkari, les festivités de Newroz, le nouvel an kurde, ont débuté le samedi 19 mars dans les arrondissements (ilçe) de Cukurca et de Semdinli. Elle se poursuivait ce dimanche 20 mars à Hakkari, le même jour qu?à Diyarbakir.

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