More than 30,000 residents have fled the Kurdish-dominated World Heritage Site in Turkey. With the PM promising to ‘rebuild Sur like Toledo’, some see links between the government’s military operations and its regeneration plans
Like ants toting food back to the colony, the families streaming out of Diyarbakir’s old city on a recent sunny afternoon tended to move in single file. They carried boxes, bags and beds on their heads and babies in their arms, hauled luggage and carts, and the occasional piece of furniture.
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