Newroz Piroz Be
Millions celebrated the Kurdish new year Newroz on 21st of March worldwide. As you can see here on the videos from Bremen.
In Kurdistan itself up to one million people have come together close to the city of Amed (Diyarbakir) to celebrate Newroz and to express their cultural self determination as Kurds. This years Newroz was overshadowed by the news of the Poisoning of the Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan imprisoned on the island of Imrali and by the attempts of the Turkish army to invade Southern Kurdistan / Northern Iraq.
Some days before Newroz hundereds of Kurdish politicians, and social activists have been arested.
More news will follow soon...