Diyarbakir, Turkey - Republic of Turkey
TURKISH POLICE COLLECT WORN-OUT TYRES IN DIYARBAKIR.
TURKEY-NEWROZ-KURDS:DIYARBAKIR,TURKEY,20MAR00-A Turkish policeman carries a worn-out tyre before loading onto a truck as he walks past children in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 20, on the eve of Kurdish new year Newroz. The Kurds celebrate new year by Newroz festival involving leaping over bonfires made by burnt tyres on March 21. Permission was given for festivities to celebrate Newroz in Diyarbakir, as Istanbul city authorities rejected an application which main legal Kurdish party HADEP asked for permission to hold festivities in the city.