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Peaceful Newroz this year…

I am very glad to see that we have lived through a peaceful Newroz day. Although Turks in Turkey forgot to celebrate this Iranian- Central Asian event, Kurdish nationalism reminded us fast in the last decades…

This is a scene of major administrators of Istanbul. from left to right, a commander- I don’t know his title- the governor of Istanbul, the Istanbul mayor and another administrator I don’t know who he is. They are jumping over fire- a traditional ritual. Newroz is re-introduced to public officially…

This is from Diyarbakır, Kurds celebrating Newroz led by pro-Kurdish DTP.  It looks like a “more popular” event among Kurds.

Kurdish celebration whose origin is directly related to the separatist movement always include illegality…

photo credits: Hürriyet

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