• Cleaning after 99 days

    This street was not a battlefield but the hinterland. After the clashes were limited to a smaller area, they've lifted the police barricade (now in the BG). The municipality workers couldn't went in during the permanent curfew.

  • Restart possible?

    Many shops stayed close after lifted curfew in first hours.

  • Home around the corner

    During the 99 days of curfew and clashes there were civilians in the battle area. Some of them have left in some short ceasefire periods and some of them are killed.


  • Restart possible?

    The shop owners couldn't work during the 99 days of battle. Nobody was showing signs of happiness when they've become their shops & streets again because of the high death toll. They were worried about the future of the district too.

  • Restart possible?

    Most of the shops stayed close in the first hours after lifted curfew.

  • What happened here?

    Nobody knows. Some shop owmers couldn't find anything in place after coming to their places for the first time after the clashes.


  • Signs of "victory"

    Sülüklü Han was a renovated old inn where a cafe-restaurant was hosting mostly intellectuals, artist, journos and was a place for events. "TC" means Türkiye Cumhuriyeti (Turkish Republic) and is written everywhere by the security forces. And the flag mean…

  • Signs of clashes

    In the allowed parts of Sur there is no huge devastation but bullet holes (of heavy weapons, machine guns, AK-47s etc.) everywhere.

  • Restart possible?

    Some of the shop owners and merchants were willing to restart working. But they need the customers too.


  • Mysterious survival

    The owner said: "Somebody would have to feed them and clean the water, otherwise they couldn't survive these 99 days." But who? The special forces who was killing the rebels in the next street?

  • Where are the birds?

    This is the scene in a shop where the owner's pigeons had their nest before. No dead bodies of the birds around. This is what has remained.

  • Where are the birds?

    Empty nest where another shop owner's pigeons were before. No dead bodies of the birds around.


  • Where are the birds?

    Empty nest where another shop owner's pigeons were before. No dead bodies of the birds around.

  • Where are the birds?

    This is the scene in a shop where the owner's pigeons had their nest before. No dead bodies of the birds around. This is what has remained.

  • The birds

    In many Kurdish cities people have pigeons. Many shop owners in Sur had too. The birds in Sur are mostly dead. Here pigeons flying around the famous walls of Diyarbakır/Amed.


  • Cover in the bazaar

    Cover for security forces with aggressive writings on the wall.

  • Shooting at whom?

    Bulletholes at the ceiling of the bazaar. It is impossible that some rebels could have walked on the thin plates of the ceiling. Mysterious shots. Only for some more damage? Maybe.

  • Restart possible?

    Restart and recreation in Sur needs more moral energy & power than money or credits etc.


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