Country: Kurdistan

Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali (photo: KEYSTONE/picture-alliance)

Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali

Tackling the tornado of history

The Church of St Gregory in the ruined city of Ani, the capital of the Bagratid Armenian kingdom, now in eastern Turkey (photo: Filip Warwick)

Challenging Turkish history from the ground up

"The stories of our families"

The 3,400-year-old Bronze Age city in Iraq revealed by falling reservoir water levels (photo: Universities of Tübingen and Freiburg/KAO)

Archaeology in Iraq

Drought reveals Bronze Age city

Iraqi Kurd Haresh Talib says he struggles to get paid and his children's schooling is disrupted in his conflict-riddled country (photo: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP)

Baggage of despair

Iraqi Kurd plans new escape to Europe

The archaeologists have christened the huge underground city "Matiate".(photo: Halil Ibrahim Sincar/ Anadolu Agency/ picture-alliance)

Sensational find in Turkey

Turkish archaeologists discover subterranean city of Matiate

Hydroelectric power station in Jinghong, China (photo: picture-alliance)

Middle East

Water resources – another conflict trigger?

Erbil beneath the citadel (photo: Birgit Svensson)

Kurdistan's decline

Iraq's beacon shines no more

Kurdish militias in Syria (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Suna)

Kurdish autonomy in northeast Syria

Between Assad and Erdogan

Students stage a protest outside the University of Sulaimani in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq, 24 November 2021 (photo: Fariq F. Mahmood/AA/picture alliance)

Young people in Iraqi Kurdistan

Turning towards religion or away from it?

Beizar Aradini's work "To and From Home", thread on tulle, 2021 (courtesy of the artist)

Berlin: "bê welat – the unexpected storytellers" exhibition

Taking a tender look at life through the Kurdish lens

Ayse Gerner (photo: private)

Muslim marriage, Muslim divorce – and the wider family

"Problems are often dealt with collectively"

Proud of the comic "Temple of Refugee" – refugee Sartep Namiq and project manager Alexander Koch (photo: The New Patrons)

Art, life, and the New Patrons

Sartep's graphic journey to a better world

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