Turkish Kurds welcome spring amid increased security after recent blasts

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Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for "new day," is an ancient Persian festival celebrated on the first day of spring in the Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran.

Thousands of Kurds gathered for the Nowruz spring festival in Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey on Monday under tight security after months of fighting between security forces and Kurdish separatists, and a series of recent bombings in Istanbul and Ankara.

Migrant Kurds Celebrate 'Newroz' Spring Festival
Migrant Kurds Celebrate 'Newroz' Spring Festival

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