Iraqi Kurdistan and East Turkey

Drove the very dangerous road from Van via Hakkari to Cizre. Feels like a war zone with fighter jets, helicopter gunships, military check points, nervous soldiers. Was happy to reach the relative safety of Northern Iraq, Kurdish Autonomous Region, entering at Zakho. Just spent one night unfortunately. Would like to have traveled further to Erbil.

War Zone, Hakkari Road, East Turkey

War Zone, Hakkari Road, East Turkey

Zakho, Iraq

Zakho, Iraq

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Ibrahim Khalil Border, Turkey, Iraq

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Huge border crossing between Turkey and Iraq. Source: both Wikipedia

Book recommendation: "Road through Kurdistan" by A.M. Hamilton

Book recommendation: “Road through Kurdistan” by A.M. Hamilton

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Movie: “Valley of the Wolves-Iraq”, Turkey 2006 (Hollywood quality, but from a non-Hollywood perspective)

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