Rengin Azizoglu

Bahcesehir University

Ezidis, who have faced many slaughters through history, had to run away from Sincar mointain, which is a holy location, after the attack of ISIS. Some Ezidis moved to Europe, some moved to Syria (Rojava) and others moved to Turkey (Bakur). In Diyarbakir, Turkey, with the support of local council, a living area made of tents has been built. At the beginning 6 thousand Ezidis were living in that area but 4 thousand have left. Most of the families have family members abducted by ISIS. While they were running away from ISIS to Turkey, families had to leave their children and elder family members behind. Despite all the pressure and the adverse circumstances, Ezidis want to go back to their holy land Sincar one day.