Humans of Kurdistan
The "Humans Of Kurdistan" project aims to present the cultural diversity of the country. A look at the faces but also the stories that lie behind each of them.
Humans of Kurdistan - West 03

July 24, 2020

“60 years ago, I was distributing Khabat newspapers that was published by the Kurdistan Democratic Party at the time. I would walk a distance of 132 kilometres among the cities and towns of Western Kurdistan.
I have met many Kurdish cultural figures, among them Osman Sabri, Jgar Khwen, and many others who were my contemporaries. Due to political organizational work, I was captured by the Syrian forces at the time and lost my hearing under extreme torture, but that did not stop me from political work in any way.
Although I am more than 90 years old now, I still remember most of Jgar Khwen and Osman Sabri’s poems.
People need to be passionate about the things they do in life, and I am proud of my nationalistic pathway in life”.