Spring Festival: the kick-off for the new year in big parts of Asia.
The Kurdish community within Turkey considers this to be their Public Holiday. In Diyarbarkir, the capital of the non-existing country Kurdistan, a big crowd gathers on an open field just outside the city. All of this under the wakeful eye of the police and the army. The importance seemsto increase:this year there were talks of 1'000'000 people attending the festivities.This Public Holiday clearly means business and speeches by Kurdish politicians fill the agenda throughout the day.