Newroz, Kurdish New Year In Turkey
illegal until 1995, when the then Prime
This, despite the 109 civilians
who were killed by the Turkish security
Today, Newroz is more stable.But still, Kurdish
groups such as HADEP (the pro-Kurdish party in Elazig, in south east Turkey)
are more likely to be refused permission to hold their traditional celebrations.
This photograph shows Nesibe Yilmaz, the Women's Secretary of HADEP.
©1997 Onnik Krikorian/Panos Pictures,