Turkey, Taurus Mountains, March 1999 /
The Yörük are a group of nomadic shepherds. In the winter, they live in the low valleys along the coast of Southern Turkey. In the spring, most families move with their goats and sheep to the Yayla (higher planes) in the Bolkar Mountains.
Turkey, Taurus Mountains, March 1999 / The nomadic life of the Yörük is under considerable pressure from Turkey, which is quickly modernising; many of their traditions have been lost.
Turkey, Taurus Mountains, March 1999 / Some families still live in original tents of black goat’s hair, while other families own a simple house in which they live during the winter. Property developers are buying up traditional grazing areas and young people are increasingly moving to the cities.