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A hard, beautiful life buried under snow in the Kurdistan mountains

By Rudaw 12/1/2019
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This is Derishke village in Duhok province, located on Kurdistan Region’s border with Turkey. 

The village is buried in snow in winter, making life beautiful, but difficult. 

“I come to this school from Derishke on foot for 2-3 kilometers, but this does not stop us from coming to school,” said a local student. “We come at midday and return home by evening. The weather is freezing.”

Despite the hardships, villager Asma prefers life here rather than in the cities. 

“We are used to this life. Our life in the village is better than living in cities. We serve walnuts and currants in winter. It is exciting,” she said. 


Reporting by Hunar Rashid

 

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Mehmet | 12/1/2019
Duhok^s Mountains are very beautiful as well spring and as well as winter. I love duhok. Hi from turkiye
Kurds, free and prosperous | 12/1/2019
Long live the Kurds, free and prosperous under the Kurdish flag and Kurdish State.
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Stop allowing PKK camping next to you... and something like that will not happen again... cooperate with the local authorities... NOT with PKK...
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KRG(PDK) has to stop turkey. They have right to apply UN to stop this f.king country.
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