Kurdish Shepherd in Hasankeyf

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Linda Rahmat

Hasankeyf is located on the southeastern part of Turkey. I had to see this ancient town whose history dates back to over 10,000 years before part of this historical place will be submerge from the construction of the Ilısu Dam. Expected to be completed by 2014, it will involved the resettlement of thousands of Kurdish people who forms the majority of the people there. I was walking along the Tigris River admiring the ruins of the old Tigris Bridge when a local kurdish woman was shepherding her flock of goats and sheep. A lovely sight.

Location: Hasankeyf, southeastern Turkey


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