The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) has congratulated the Yazidi New Year Çarşema Sor, also known as Red Wednesday, while also wishing for the Yazidi women and children held captive by ISIS militants to be freed.
"All humanity needs to stand against the series of commands imposed on Yazidis. We hope that all peoples of the Middle East, particularly Yazidis, reach days of peace, equality and freedom," Tülay Hatimoğulları, the HDP's co-chair of the Rights and Beliefs Commission, said in a written statement on April 15.
"We wish for the coronavirus pandemic that the whole world is battling against to be concluded in health," she also said.
On the first Wednesday after April 13 each year, Yazidis celebrate the festival of Çarşema Sor, which they believe that marks the day when the world was fermented by God and life on earth started.
Marking the first day of the year and believed to usher in spring, Çarşema Sor symbolizes greater goodness and heralds revival and good days.