Syriac Union Party in Syria congratulates peoples on Newruz

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — With the advent of the Newroz New Year holiday, the Media Office of the Syriac Union Party (SUP) issued a statement, in which it congratulated all peoples in the Middle East who celebrate this holiday, especially the Kurdish people, who consider it a heritage, a historical symbol and a national holiday.

The SUP wished the Kurdish people, political parties, institutions, families of martyrs and all the military and security forces, that their celebrations would be blessed with joy and peace. The party also hoped an end to injustice and persecution, as well as achieving freedom and obtaining rights.

“We hope that this holiday brings freedom and peace and a better future for peoples of the Middle East who are experiencing massive crises such as wars, displacement and poverty, ” read the SUP statement.

Meanwhile, a delegation from institutions of the Bethnahrin National Council (Mawtbo Umthoyo D’Bethnahrin, MUB) in Zalin (Qamishli) participated in the Newroz celebrations, within coexistence with the other ethnic components of North and East Syria since decades.

On the Newruz eve, the Kurdish people in various regions of North and East Syria celebrated Newruz by wearing traditional costume, lighting fires, and engaging in folkloric dances with national songs.

Today, they went to the public squares to hold celebrations, which includes speeches and artistic performances.

In other news, members of the Turkish-backed opposition faction opened fire on Kurdish citizens who had lit a fire to celebrate Newroz, in Jindires in countryside of Cafrin (Afrin), killing four people and seriously injuring two others.