Nowruz In The Qandils With The PKK

Although the PKK is designated a terrorist organisation by the EU, the US and Turkey, the UN has so far been more restrained. So have security council members India, Russia and China. Deep in their mountain stronghold of the Qandil mountains in northern Iraq, under risk of shelling and airstrikes by Turkish forces, thousands of civilians came to celebrate Nowruz; Kurdish New Year.

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