Governor bans Kiğı Nature and Culture Festival in Bingöl
The Kiğı Nature and Culture Festival in Bingöl was banned by the district governor's office.
The Kiğı Nature and Culture Festival, organized by the Kiğı Associations Union (KI-DEB) in the Gêxî (Kiğı) district of Bingöl (Çewlîg), and planned for 12 and 13 August, was banned by the district governor's office.
Making a statement regarding the ban decision, the Festival Organizing Committee said that the festival was banned on the grounds that there is no festival area in the district.
The organizers said: “We would like to state that the excuse used for banning the festival shows the bad faith of the decision. It is actually a decision against the people and shopkeepers in Kiğı. Our aim was to get together, sing Kurdish songs together, dancing together. It is just badness what drives the decision to ban such activities in Kiğı.”