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.

February 18, 2021

“I was born in Afrin, I used to study in Technical Institute of Halab university, but the situation in Halab didn’t let me finish my education so I stopped temporarily. I went back to Afrin and registered in Kurdish literature college in Afrin university. However, due to the attacks from Turkey in January 20, 2018 I couldn’t finish my education. After the invasion on Afrin I went to Rojava University. I was able to graduate and get my degree in Kurdish literature. I have also worked in theater for 10 years, I have written and directed many plays. I have been awarded 4 times by the Ministry of Enlightenment. Several days ago, we produced a play titled “The burnt souls” and was written and presented by myself. The play was about the day that Turkey invaded my city, Afrin. What really upsets me is that the day the invasion happened coincided with my birthday, which is January 20, 1991. This date reminds me of Turkey’s attack every year and has a negative effect on my life. I will never celebrate my birthday again unless my city is totally freed”.