February 13, 2022
“I study for a PhD in Ardahan University. My PhD thesis is on the culture of nomadic tribes. I work on the nomadic tribes of Elikan, Duderan, and Soran. I live and migrate with them from city to city. I stay with them in tents in different mountains. This year, I spent all my time with them and only went home three times. In the beginning I found it very difficult because I came from the city, but now I’m getting used to it. They see me as their daughter and I see them as my family. Now we will move from Sirnak to Serhed, which is a 2 month-long trip. I witnessed a lot of their problems. Villagers who live in the village ask for a lot of money. They face a lot of hardship and difficulties because there is no defined route of migration. To resolve these problems, I prepared a report and informed the authorities to resolve them”.