• with Kurdish (Dimili) writer Deniz Gündüz
    with Kurdish (Dimili) writer Deniz Gündüz

Our research trip to Kurdistan

Between June 19 and July 27, 2013 we were in Kurdistan conducting our research in Diyarbakir, Mardin, Bazit (Doğubayazıt), Istanbul (Turkey) and Hawlêr/Erbil (Iraq). We visited Kurdish institutes for culture and research including Kurdish Institute in Istanbul, Mezopotamian Culture Center, Vate Publishing House, İsmail Beşikçi Foundation (Istanbul), Institute of Research and Development (IRDK), KR Ministry of Culture and Youth and Kurdish Writers Union (Hawlêr/Erbil), Artuklu University in Mardin, Culture and Tourism Directorate of Diyarbakir Municipality, Sümer Park Cultural Center, The House of Dengbêj and Nûbihar Assossiation. We met also with representatives of Assyrian minority (Ainkawa, Erbil) and took part in the fifth session of Mezopotamya Foundation Founders Comitee devoted to establishing the first Kurdish language university in Turkey (Diyarbakir). Pictures from research trip you can watch in our gallery.