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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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In a message to his followers, the jailed leader said: "I find it necessary for PKK to convene a congress to end the 40-year-long armed struggle against the Turkish Republic and determine political and social strategies in accordance with the spirit of the new era." 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. He stressed the need for a peaceful solution and a democratic constitution that could ensure freedom and equality for all citizens in Turkey.
Recalling that in November 2009, the UN General Assembly accepted March 21 as International Nevruz Day, Sahin said that Nevruz would be celebrated in UN General Assembly on March 24, and he would deliver a speech in the assembly.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul issued a statement Saturday on the occasion of the Nevruz Day, the start of spring, calling for unity.