The Ministry’s statement on the ban, aired in the unusual form of a website press release, cast blame on the Istanbul fest for failing to uphold a 2004 law requiring films to have a registration certificate.
"When I first watched those videos, I couldn't believe it," Aslan told DW.
"I thought of IS bombing Palmyra or the Taliban bombing Buddhist statues.
__________ PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. _______________ On the morning of Saturday, August 2nd, I got in a taxi in Erbil, the regional capital of Kurdish Iraq, and asked the driver to take me to the Khazir refugee camp. The “scary” part is a result of the fact that the Khazir camp is outside of the borders of the somewhat autonomous Kurdish region, one of the only secure parts of the country.
The “ish” part comes from the fact that the Khazir camp, though outside of Kurdish borders, is still in an area currently controlled by the Peshmerga—the Kurdish army.
They continue to live in the same neighborhood, to intermarry, and to group together on a kinship basis.
Although the family is losing ground where social change is occurring most rapidly (such as in cities), family loyalty still dominates all aspects of Iraqi life.
The Tigris River gave rise to the world's first settlements and soon its waters will submerge some of their remnants as plans move forward to construct a hydroelectric dam that will flood a large tract of Mesopotamia in southeastern Turkey.
Through a project decades in the making, Turkish officials say the 1,200-megawatt Ilisu Dam will provide much-need electricity and irrigation to the region, yet opponents have decried the loss of ancient sites, such as Hasankeyf, upon the dam's completion.
It is rare for three or more generations to live together in the same household.
However, relatives generally remain closely tied in a web of intimate relationships.
Iraq has been a scary place for a while now, for a number of reasons, but it’s currently in italics because of the terrorist group we’ve all gotten to know about in the past three months—ISIS.