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Kurds hope Newroz brings peace in Turkey

Optimism for ceasefire between PKK and Turkish army intensifies amid Kurdish New Year celebrations.
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2013 06:12

Kurdish people around the world are marking the Kurdish New Year.

In Turkey, many of those Kurds are expected to have an extra-special reason to celebrate Newroz, which falls on Thursday.

They are hoping it will bring a ceasefire in a conflict between the PKK and the Turkish army that has lasted almost 30 years.

Al Jazeera’s Isil Sariyuce reports.

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