In photos: Hundreds of thousands celebrate Kurdish new year

hundreds of thousands gather at Diyarbakir's Newroz Park/ ANF

Hundreds of thousands of people participated in Newroz celebrations organised by the opposition Peoples’ Democracy Party (HDP) across Turkey and the Kurdish regions.

Newroz is celebrated by many peoples in the region with some seeing it as the arrival of spring and others a day of resistance and resurrection.

As this year’s celebrations come almost a month before Turkey’s referendum on a constitutional reform package, which proposes expanded executive powers for the country’s president, many people attended celebrations with flags and banners draped with the word ‘no’.