Turkish Kurdistan (Kurdish: Kurdistana TirkiyÍ) or BakurÍ KurdistanÍ or Northern Kurdistan is an unofficial name for the southeastern part of Turkey, which is inhabited predominantly by ethnic Kurds. The area covers between 190,000 to 230,000 km≤ (88,780 sq mi), or nearly a third of Turkey.
The local economy is dominated by animal husbandry and small-scale agriculture, with cross-border smuggling (especially of petroleum) providing a major source of income in the border areas. Larger-scale agriculture and industrial activities dominate the economic life of the lower-lying region around Diyarbakır, the largest Kurdish-populated city in the region.
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The people who live in the
large Eastern portion of Turkey in Asia are involved in the agro economy, and
include a large ethnic Kurdish population.
Some are nomadic and others, as shown here, live in agricultural villages.
women of the village
we visit a
(site of a 3rd millennium BC settlement)
but the local kids were more interesting in playing
and picking flowers
area the roof material is clay
so when it rains a stone roller is used to pack it down
Well, know from biblical times
trucks and wagons
another wagon hauling grain
woman and family
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