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Noun1.Nowruz - (Persian) the new year holiday in Iran and Azerbaijan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and parts of India and among the Kurds; comes at the vernal equinox
Farsi, Persian - the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms
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During the Nevruz celebrations in Diyarbakir province on that day, a letter penned by Ocalan which called for a peaceful and democratic resolution to the Kurdish Question was read by then BDP deputy Sirri Sureyya Onder.
Bunun uzerine Navab Nevruz Han liderligindeki Beluciler gerilla savasi baslatmis, silah birakmak icin Han'in serbest birakilmasini ve Bati Pakistan eyaletlerini birlestiren yonetim sisteminin ilgasini talep etmislerdir.
Around 50,000 gathered to mark the Nevruz holiday in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey's biggest Kurdish majority city, which has been under a military lockdown for most of the past three months.
Embassy in Ankara has warned its citizens over the upcoming Nevruz celebrations in the country, citing increasing terrorist attacks and threats in Turkey.
A passenger bus driven by Hikmet Olur bound to northeastern Turkish province of Artvin from E[currency]anlyurfa lost its control on the icy road due to slipper road and crashed with snowplow vehicle driven by Doy-an Nevruz.
The Kurdish and Turkish versions of the message were read respectively by deputy chairperson of the parliamentary group of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Pervin Buldan and her colleague Sirri Sureyya Onder during a ceremony held in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir to mark the Kurdish Nevruz day.
Yokusoglu M Nevruz O Baysan O Uzun M Demirkol S Avcu F et al.
A segment of the Alevis were undoubtedly accustomed to celebrating Nevruz, but the revitalization (6) of the festival coincided with the political claims and protests of the Alevist movement during the 1990s.
But even without an Israeli-Iranian showdown and an intensified conflagration in Iraq and Syria, Turkey's Kurdish question is, quite literally, kindling awaiting a flame, as attested to by recent clashes during Nevruz, or Nowruz, celebrations.
Nevruz is the day Mother Nature starts breathing again and turns green in an act of resurrection.