Notice on Newroz’s celebrations
Dear members of the press,
Despite all the obstacles and pressures, the Newroz festivities are fully taking place.
Started on March 20, they will continue until Sunday, March 24. Despite the arrest on March 18, 19 and 20 of 112 people, including local leaders of our party, the celebration took place today, March 21, in 27 cities (Diyarbakır, Van, İzmir, Cizre, Şırnak, Yüksekova , İskenderun, Aydın, Bodrum, Çanakkale, Burhaniye, Urfa, Nusaybin, Midyat, Batman, Tatvan, Antep, Antalya, Karakoçan, Adana, Mersin, Manisa, Konya, Bursa, Ağrı, Silopi, Bingöl).
Hundreds of thousands of people participated in the celebration of Newroz in Van and Diyarbakır and tens of thousands in other cities.
In all there were millions on the Newroz squares.
Everywhere, Newroz’s festivities have been dominated by the call to end prison confinement imposed on the Imrali prison-island, the support for Leyla Güven and the determination to give a strong response to the AKP-MHP coalition in the ballot box on March 31st.
In Diyarbakir alone, more than 340 media outlets, including foreign media have applied for accreditation to participate in the event.
In addition, many guests from abroad, including representatives of political parties and trade unions, participated in the festivities, as well as representatives of parties allied to the Kurds.
Celebrations will continue on March 22 in Hakkari, on March 23 in Elazığ, Osmaniye, Tekirdağ and on March 24 in Ankara, Datça, Eskişehir, Kocaeli, Malatya, Aydın, Söke and İstanbul where a massive participation is expected.