Newroz – İstanbul Voices http://www.istanbulvoices.org Unheard Voices of İstanbul Sat, 17 Jun 2017 20:59:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.6 Newroz: Kurdish New Year http://www.istanbulvoices.org/2011/06/newroz-kurdish-new-year/ http://www.istanbulvoices.org/2011/06/newroz-kurdish-new-year/#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2011 06:25:31 +0000 http://www.istanbulvoices.org/?p=398 Speaking in Kurdish, a Kurdish man describes what “Newroz” or Kurdish New Year (March 21st) means to him. In Kazlıçeşme, İstanbul Kurds 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.

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