The Last Nomads of Anatolia: Yörük Shepherds in Turkey Struggle to Keep Traditions Alive


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Most of southern Turkey’s nomadic Yörük people no longer live like their ancestors, migrating annually between valleys and mountains with their herds of goats and sheep. But a small handful of families maintain this traditional way of life, living in tents held up by wooden poles and made of thick wool. Life is hard, without running water, central heating, electricity or easy access to healthcare. It is made even more difficult by local landowners who have blocked off their properties from the Yörük’s traditional migration route. Our France 2 colleagues report with FRANCE 24’s Camile Nedelec.

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