gecetreni's photos with the diyarbakir

Diyarbakır Belediyesi / Municipality of Diyarbakır

Diyarbakır Belediyesi / Municipality of Diyarbakır
The mostly crowded and most symbolic city of the Kurds in Turkey. The co-majors are in jail now. The two-language writing is been changed with turkish on top (here: twitter.com/metesohtaoglu/status/805043079795326976) and Turkish flag added.
Added on December  3, 2016

Ignoring the battle

Ignoring the battle
The famous walls and the special stones and color of Diyarbakır/Amed. Peaceful but sad there, out of the Sur. A ca. 50 year old man have asked if I work for government-media. He was very gentile and nice and said only: "If you were working for them I woul…
Added on March 22, 2016

The birds

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.
Added on March 22, 2016

City wall

City wall
The famous walls and the special stones and color of Diyarbakır/Amed. Peaceful but sad there, out of the Sur.
Added on March 22, 2016

Shooting at whom?

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.
Added on March 22, 2016

Cover in the bazaar

Cover in the bazaar
Cover for security forces with aggressive writings on the wall.
Added on March 22, 2016

Restart possible?

Restart possible?
Restart and recreation in Sur needs more moral energy & power than money or credits etc.
Added on March 22, 2016

Where are the birds?

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.
Added on March 22, 2016

Where are the birds?

Where are the birds?
Empty nest where another shop owner's pigeons were before. No dead bodies of the birds around.
Added on March 22, 2016

Where are the birds?

Where are the birds?
Empty nest where another shop owner's pigeons were before. No dead bodies of the birds around.
Added on March 22, 2016

Where are the birds?

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.
Added on March 22, 2016

Mysterious survival

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?
Added on March 22, 2016

Restart possible?

Restart possible?
Some of the shop owners and merchants were willing to restart working. But they need the customers too.
Added on March 22, 2016

Signs of clashes

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.
Added on March 22, 2016

Signs of "victory"

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…
Added on March 22, 2016

What happened here?

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.
Added on March 22, 2016

Restart possible?

Restart possible?
Most of the shops stayed close in the first hours after lifted curfew.
Added on March 22, 2016

Restart possible?

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.
Added on March 22, 2016