The first fire of the upcoming Newroz Festival was lit in Diyarbakır (Amed), Turkey.
By lighting the first fire and marking the arrival of spring, the Diyarbakır Newroz Coordination Committee launched the celebrations for the upcoming Newroz Festival in the city.
The celebration took place in the garden of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Peyas District Organisation building.
Several people, including HDP deputies Dersim Dağ and Remziye Rosun, attended the first Newroz celebration.
İrfan Söner, Coordination Committee chair and HDP Province co-chair, and committee member Zelal Bilgin made a joint statement.