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.

September 18, 2022

“We spent our childhood taking care of pigeons. We opened our eyes, and they were the first thing we saw. Our parents and grandparents also took care of them. This is a tradition. After me, my children will take care of them. In the past, our house was in a poor neighborhood. The roof of the house was suitable for keeping pigeons. However, that opportunity ceased after we moved to this neighborhood where wealthier people live. Despite all that, I did not give up on my pigeons and brought them to this neighborhood. We built a mobile home for them in the garden. I have been watching them like this for 15 years now. In the beginning, many people in the neighborhood reacted negatively. But once their children came to play with the pigeons, their opinion changed, and they loved them too. I give them water in the mornings and also in the evenings. I fly them. In my opinion, the most beautiful thing to watch is pigeons flying”.