Kurdistan is a roughly defined geocultural region in which the Kurdish people are a prominent majority population with specific national identity, culture and language; it’s a nation but not an independent state and it’s divided into four states (Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran).
Some Kurdish nationalist organizations seek to create an independent nation state, made up of all these Kurdish majority areas. The countries in which they reside deny the existence of a Kurdish national and Kurdish identity. Especially in Turkey is not allowed to speak their own language, to listen to traditional music or to celebrate their traditional festivals.
So Kurdish nationalists have often resorted to the force of arms. The clash is often violent and terrorist acts and Kurdish guerrillas take place, followed by fierce repression by state governments. Many Kurds have fled abroad.
Every March 21, to celebrate the arrival of Spring with dances, popular songs and fire, the Kurds commemorate Newroz, a celebration that dates back to March 6, 612 BC, when Kawa, along with popular solidarity, defeated the Tyrannist Assyrian Dehak, pushing the Kurds out of oppression and proclaiming freedom to the land. Newroz means both the "new day" and the "son of the sun".
Even in Rome every year many Kurds meet at the Ararat Center in the village of Testaccio to celebrate their victories (for example the Kobane historic conquest), commemorate their deceased dead in war, including many young men and women fighting against oppression, to price Abdullah Öcalan (Kurdistan Workers Party leader (PKK), and the head of the Kurdish people's self-determination force, sentenced to life imprisonment in a Turkish prison), and claim freedom and peace.
AUTHOR: Maria Caterina Feole ITALY
I was born and live in Rome (Italy).
I graduated in Political Science, I have a postgraduate degree in Legal and Economic Sciences, and a Master in Organization, Marketing and Public Communication (Institutional, Political, Social).
I am a public official, but also a freelance journalist, Photo & Videojournalist, Documentary Photography, Writer.
I really like both writing and photographing.
As freelance Journalist, I write articles of political analysis, economics, news, society, sciences, unconventional medicines, tourism.
For Photography, I was trained with a number of qualified schools, and after a prestigious Master of one-year master with award-winning internationally renowned photographers (including Giovanni Cocco, Paolo Marchetti, Fausto Podavini, Angelo Raffaele Turetta), I am specializing in Photojournalism and Reportage. With Paolo Marchetti I also perfected in Photo Editing and Storytelling. I also work on medium / long-term photographic projects, even if I also take Street Photography and Portrait if necessary.
Recently I also specialize in Video Journalism and Documentary.