Armenian Kurds to Celebrate Novruz Warn to Resort to Protest

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–On March 21 the entire Muslim world is celebrating Novruz. Representative of the Kurdish National Liberation Front Sabri Tash said at the Friday news conference that Novruz symbolizes freedom–firmness and the struggle against violence. According to him–this year Kurds all over the world will be celebrating Novruz as a holiday of Ocalan. Tash warned that on that day the National Liberation Front reserves the right to resort to any form protest and that nobody will be able to prevent them from doing this.

He said that on March 21 Kurds light fires around which they dance and sing. This year celebrations will be organized in Armenia as well. In particular–he said that on occasion of Novruz on March 21 a huge arrangement will be staged on the Liberty Square in Yerevan–whereas on March 28 another arrangement will be held in the Sports and Concert Complex.

Speaking of Ocalan’s arrest and trial Sabri Tash said that the Turkish party refrains from talks about the place and date of the trial. However–he said–Kurds are not going to keep silent. "Kurds have never been so united as they are now–after the arrest of Abdullah Ocalan," Tash stressed.


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