Demonstrator holds portrait of jailed PKK leader Ocalan during gathering to celebrate Newroz in Diyarbakir

 
Demonstrator holds portrait of jailed PKK leader Ocalan during gathering to celebrate Newroz in Diyarbakir
A demonstrator holds a portrait of jailed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)