The Deng Bej house
       
     
Zulfu Akbaş
       
     
Hasankeyf
       
     
       
     
VIDEO: Saeed Khan Boyakhchi

Saeed Khan, widely considered the greatest Deng Bej singer in Diyarbakir. He sings a combination of verse and improvised poetry, keeping the Kurdish language alive in the embattled cultural capital of Turkey's Kurds. 

The Deng Bej house
       
     
The Deng Bej house

Every day the old Deng Bej singers gather, sing, argue, drink dark tea, and smoke infinite cigarettes. They've survived. 

Zulfu Akbaş
       
     
Zulfu Akbaş

Keeps the Deng Bej house running. 

Hasankeyf
       
     
Hasankeyf

The ancient city of Hasankeyf on the Tigris river. Seen from the bus from Turkey to Iraq.