Northern Kurdistan

Kurdistan (literally meaning «Land of the Kurds») is a geographical and cultural region in the Middle East, mostly populated by Kurds. It extends to some parts of Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria. Of these four countries, only two officially have a region under the name «Kurdistan» - Iran with its Kordestan province and Iraq with its autonomous Kurdistan region.


Mainly located on the Anatolian and the Armenian plateau, the Northern Kurdistan is mountainous, Mount Ararat being the highest peak, at 5.165 meters high. The area is mainly populated by Kurds and Turks. It occupies a large part of Southeastern Turkey, representing 210.000 km ² and 41.7 % of the total area of Kurdistan. The Northern Kurdistan, a part of the world that I had wanted to discover for years, populated with strong and so welcoming people, proud of their identity.