‘No’ from women in the Diyarbakır Newroz (2)

DİYARBAKIR – Women, who come to Newroz area with their traditional dresses and flag reading ‘No’, say, “We are here for our freedom”.

While thousands are flocking to Newroz area in Diyarbakır, the women give a magic touch to the celebration with their traditional dresses. They wear the dresses in the colors of yellow, red and green and carry flags reading “No”.

‘I come here for our future’

“We are here for our future and our women, it is the time to take our freedom,” said the women while entering the area.

Aygül Eksi said, “We waited today for one year. I started the day with great enthusiasm. I had to wait for hours to enter the area. I am here for the future of the women and the children. We will fill the area today.”

‘Newroz is freedom’

Ümmügülsüm Mergül said, “Newroz means freedom for us. We say that we should take our freedom now. There is a goal of these people gathering here. We fight for this goal for years.”

‘He will get an answer in the referendum’

Sultan Çelik is one of the people who got up early and came to Newroz area. She said, “We left home at 6:30 in the morning. We come to this area for our freedom. They are trying to block us. Erdoğan’s end will be like Saddam Hussein’s. He will get an answer in the referendum.”

‘We are here for resisting women’

Sevim Korun said, “We are here for the women, whose dead bodies were exhibited as naked, we are here for our destroyed and burned cities. We wear colorful clothes because Newroz is the coming of spring. We are for our female MPs, particularly for Figen Yüksekdağ. We resisted and we will continue to resist.”