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· March, 2012

Stories about Turkey from March, 2012

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Turkey: Police Attack Kurds Celebrating Newroz

  18 March 2012

Thousands of Kurds took to the streets in celebration of Newroz across Turkey today but were dispersed with water cannons and tear gas. The celebration marks the first day of Spring. Kurds in the past were not allowed to exert their Kurdish identity in public, but since the 1980s, Newroz has become a symbolic event in highlighting Kurdish culture, and identity.

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