Friday, September 10, 2010

Kurds are not celebrating Eid Fitr

09 September 2010

Eid Fitr, the end of Ramadan, celebrations are cancelled in Kurdish cities in protest of killing of nine Kurdish guerillas in Van.

Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) cancelled all local party meetings to celebrate Eid Fitr. Most Kurds visited graves of fallen Kurdish guerillas. Thousands of Kurds laid flowers on tombstones and prayed in Diyarbakir, Hakkari, Siirt, Sirnak, Van, Agri and Erzurum.

In Diyarbakir BDP's co-president Gultan Kisanak and mayor Osman Baydemir joined families visiting Mardinkapi Cemetery.

The visitors laid flowers on Vedat Aydin's tombstone, who was killed by Turkish police 20 years ago.

In Van and Hakkari hundreds of Kurds visited cemeteries.

On Tuesday, Turkish army killed nine Kurdish guerillas in a single clash in Van despite the ceasefire declared by the PKK.