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.
Every day the old Deng Bej singers gather, sing, argue, drink dark tea, and smoke infinite cigarettes. They've survived.
Keeps the Deng Bej house running.
The ancient city of Hasankeyf on the Tigris river. Seen from the bus from Turkey to Iraq.