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.

November 10, 2020

“I am originally from Armenia, during the Armenian genocide my father had left to Qmaishli. When I served in the Syrian army, they sent me to the mechanics department, even though I had told them that I was just a shop owner and had no idea about mechanics. They told me that it’s not possible to be Armenian and not know about mechanics. In 1960, my father had opened a shop selling consumer goods, I was just 16 then, and I have been working there since. I was so attached to the shop, I couldn’t stay away even for a day. Even during the curfew because of COVID-19, I was coming to the shop and was sitting right in front of it.”