Haberler    English    العربية    Pусский    Kurdî    Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 19/04/2019 02:21 
14.04.2019 15:50 News >> Turkish Shepherds Fight 'Siberian' Cold To Tend Flocks

Turkish Shepherds Fight 'Siberian' Cold To Tend Flocks

Shepherds in Goksun, known as Siberia of Mediterranean for its bitter cold, lead sheep, goats to graze where snow has melted.

Even as spring is dawning elsewhere in Turkey, shepherds in a region known as the "Siberia of the Mediterranean" continue to struggle to keep their flocks fed and healthy in the face of bitter cold.

At sunrise, shepherds lead their flocks to Mt. Berit, trekking miles through the cold of Goksun, in the south-central Kahramanmaras province.

The sheep and goats graze wherever they can find a patch of green, as snow still covers much of the ground in Ericek, an area some 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) above sea level.

The Kangal shepherd dogs, famed as herders' best friend across Anatolia, protect the livestock and shepherds alike.

Tough, large, and very strong, with sharp sight and hearing, Kangals prove a match to most predators who might threaten the herd.

Taking a break from their duties tending the flock, shepherds fill their kettles with snow, brew some tea, and take in a simple lunch.

Hüseyin Gurbuz, a local shepherd, says his job can be easy or harder, depending on the season.

"Here we're at the Siberia of the Mediterranean, the highest point in Kahramanmaras," he told Anadolu Agency.

"There's always snow here, sometimes up to three meters high. But everything is definitely much easier in the summer."

Another shepherd, Sinan Koca, said he will continue working hard to earn a living in the face of bitter cold odds.

* Writing by Vakkas Dogantekin -



        Latest News
Peru Declares 3 Days Of Mourning Over Ex-Leader's Death -11 minutes ago...
Alan Garcia committed suicide before his arrest for alleged links to a corruption scandal.
Study Finds US Church Membership Plummeting 4 minutes ago...
Decline due to overall increase in percentage of those who do not identify with any religion.
India Suspends Cross Trade İn Disputed Kashmir 19 minutes ago...
India cites illegal activities of Pakistan based elements for suspending trade across Line of Control suspended.
Us: Top 10 Takeaways From Mueller Report -11 minutes ago...
Long awaited document presents findings from special counsel’s two year probe.
India: Malegaon Father Urge Court To Bar Candidacy 19 minutes ago...
Blast victim’s father says candidate not well enough to be in jail but healthy enough to campaign during summer hear.

 
      Top News
Turkish, Russian Foreign Ministers Discuss Libya Turkish, Russian Foreign Ministers Discuss Libya
Egypt Ramps Up Security Ahead Of Constitution Poll Egypt Ramps Up Security Ahead Of Constitution Poll
Nigeria: Chief Justice Guilty Of Declaring False Assets Nigeria: Chief Justice Guilty Of Declaring False Assets
N.Korea Wants Pompeo Replaced As Chief US Negotiator N.Korea Wants Pompeo Replaced As Chief US Negotiator
Indians Vote İn Second Phase Of General Elections Indians Vote İn Second Phase Of General Elections
205 Killed İn Recent Clashes Near Libya Capital: Who 205 Killed İn Recent Clashes Near Libya Capital: Who
Diary Diary
Car Bomb Blast Kills 4 İn Somali Capital Car Bomb Blast Kills 4 İn Somali Capital
Trump Condoles With Pope On Notre Dame Fire Trump Condoles With Pope On Notre Dame Fire
West Bankers Commemorate Palestinian Prisoners' Day West Bankers Commemorate Palestinian Prisoners' Day