Newroz: Kurdish New Year

The Meaning of Newroz to the Kurdish minority in Istanbul and across Turkey.

Watch on posted on June, 7, 2011

Speaking in Kurdish, a Kurdish man describes what “Newroz” or Kurdish New Year (March 21st) means to him. In Kazlıçeşme, İstanbul, Kurdish people jump the traditional Newroz fire and celebrate their music and dance. Many of these activities were outlawed only a few years ago by the government in Turkey.