NEWROZ IN DIYARBAKIR, 2015

Tens of thousand people gathered in Diyarbakir to celebrate Newroz.  Jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan has renewed a call for his guerillas to end their armed struggle in Turkey. In a message read out a big rally marking the new year (beginning the spring), Abdullah Ocalan called for a PKK Congress to decide on abondaning the insurgency. Kurdistan Workers Party has been waging  a 30 years armed struggle for Independence.

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