“Our” way to welcome Spring!

Nevruz (Newroz or Norouz) is a day to celebrate the beginning of spring and many Eurasian and Middle Eastern peoples seem to celebrate it. However, in recent times, Kurdish groups initiated Nevruz in Turkey and instead of a celebration it turned out to be a site of political struggle. As far as I could observe, Turkish State and nationalist NGOs attempted to steal the initiative but they weren’t that successful… I have taken the picture in Dolapdere and Nevruz day was announced by pro-Kurdish DTP… It is a shame I could not follow the news until now and I have no idea if DTP-led celebrations happened without any major problems. Whatever happened it is a pity that we don’t celebrate the coming of spring in a more joyful way…

1 Comment so far

  1. Meral (unregistered) on March 20th, 2006 @ 9:42 am

    I totally agree: spring is a joyous season and deserves to be celebrated in a joyful way.

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