Women lit the first Newroz fire in Istanbul
Women attended the event promoted by TJA and HDP Women's Assembly in the Bağcılar district of Istanbul, to light the first Newroz fire in the city.
Peace Mothers and women from many different organizations attended the event promoted by Tevgera Jinên Azad (TJA) and the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Women's Assembly in the neighbourhood of Bağcılar in Istanbul. The women lit the first Newroz fire in the city.
TJA activist Filiz Peştek Keskin said that this year women welcomed Newroz in a period of heavy social and economic crisis. She added that many women and young people lost their hopes for the future. Keskin said: “Yet, despite everything, we are meeting around the fire of Newroz with the strength and colors of hope, just like in the story of blacksmith Kawa. This Newroz marks the arrival of spring, a symbol of hope and resistance.”