Kurds will celebrate Newroz despite AKP’s ban

AMED (ANF) – The Newroz Organizing Committee, which consists of pro-Kurdish DTK, HDK, HDP, DBP, KJA and DEM-GENÇ, has released a statement emphasizing that they will not recognize the AKP’s ban on Newroz celebrations, and events to mark the Kurdish New Year. Celebrations will take place as planned, the committee said.

The statement pointed out that the AKP government’s prohibitive, restrictive and monist point of view towards Newroz celebrations had no moral and legal grounds in banning the festival of peoples and folks, the festival of spring and resurrection.

Calling attention to the bans imposed on Newroz celebrations in many cities, the Organising Committee said they will be in the areas and welcome the Newroz despite all the restrictions.

The Committee said events to mark Newroz will take place as has been organised, and people will welcome it outside in areas.

Newroz Organising Committee called upon the government to abandon this prohibitive approach, and invited all the people to embrace the spirit of Newroz and welcome it in areas with a spirit of resistance.