Turkey + Cyprus: Turkey in Transition: turkey33

DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY.  Children study Kurdish language and culture and are instructed on their rights by a teacher at the Astrid Lindgren Children's Literature and Culture Center on February 25, 2012.  After nearly a century of forced assimilation policies in Turkey, many Kurds are standing up for their culture and language in a renewed bid for cultural, if not political, independence.

DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY. Children study Kurdish language and culture and are instructed on their rights by a teacher at the Astrid Lindgren Children's Literature and Culture Center on February 25, 2012. After nearly a century of forced assimilation policies in Turkey, many Kurds are standing up for their culture and language in a renewed bid for cultural, if not political, independence.