young italian photographer, tommaso protti, first traveled to northern kurdistan/southeastern turkey in 2010. these photos are a selection of his three-year portrait of the kurds in the region. [part 1 of 2] - via the new yorker

  1. 13 july 2011 - kurdish children play in the euphrates river, near a flooded mosque in the old town of xelfetî (halfeti).
  2. kurdish students dance in celebration of newroz at dicle university in amed (diyarbakir).
  3. 12 february 2012 - children play in the schoolyard in the city of mêrdîn. behind them is an image of mustafa kemal ataturk, the founding president of modern turkey.
  4. 18 july 2011 - a view of the tigris river (robarê dîcleyê) in batman province.
  5. 18 july 2011 - kurdish men buy watermelons at a stand on a road between amêd (diyarbakir) province and batman province.
  6. 21 march 2013 - in amêd province, two kurdish men listen to a reading of a letter by abdullah öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the kurdistan workers’ party, or PKK, during the newroz celebration.
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