Clashes between police and Kurds in Turkey during Nowruz celebrations

Violence erupted during a Kurdish celebration of Nowruz in Sirnak, Turkey, and at least five people have been injured in the clashes between Kurds and Turkish police. Police used water cannon to disperse the crowds. The International Day of Nowruz is registered on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Travellers should be aware that in Turkey, clashes between police and Kurds have often occurred during the celebrations in recent years.

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