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Kurdish Nomads ( Koçer )

Kocer is a community living without their own house and land and they are occupied with small cattle raising. According to the season and vegetation, Kocers live in tent, migrate from prairies to uplands or vice versa with the aim of finding a good one. Every year when the weather starts to get hot, hundreds of families go to Erzurum uplands from Diyarbakir with their cattle. Dairy farms owner rent the upland, which is public domain or private ownership, for one season. Kocers have to give all of the cheese that they produced to the dairy farm to go to the upland.

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