Turkmen women break social shackles in conservative Tal Afar
2020-12-02
Turkmen women break social shackles in conservative Tal Afar

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Thousand of people still live in displacement; let's give the IDPs a voice‌

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Harvesting olives at Ezidis' Lalish temple
Harvesting olives at Ezidis' Lalish temple‌

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