From Turkish to Kurdish August 22nd 2008 I hadn't planned to visit the city of Diyarbakır but I'm glad that I did. Being the centre of Kurdish identity as it has the highest population of Kurds in the country, it felt like I was venturing into new territory. Even though you can't really tell if someone is Turkish or Kurdish the vibe in the air is definitely different. And they speak a different language. I'm now onto my 6th lan ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Southeastern Anatolia » Diyarbakir Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
"Never make a home in a place, make a home for yourself in your mind. You'll find what you need to furnish it - memories, friends, love and learning. That way it will go with you wherever you journey"
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