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Sarah Pannell

East of the Euphrates

Turkey’s Southeastern Anatolia region is not a common destination for foreign travellers, owing much to years of conflict and tension between the Turkish government and the Kurdish PKK. Considered the Kurdish heartland of Turkey, this region has been thrust into the global spotlight in recent months due to the ongoing conflict in Northern Syria.
East of the Euphrates does not seek to illustrate the deeply complex current political situation in Turkey nor its turbulent history, but rather express the beauty and unique nature of a seriously misunderstood and unrecognised region of Turkey.