ESSAM ABDULLAH – NAJBEER OTHMAN / QAMISHLO
The village of Ain Diwar, which is part of Dêrik region is characterized by its abundant water and fertile soil, which is suitable for planting all crops and legumes to support the Tigris River, so the villagers depend on agriculture as their source of income and livelihood.
At the beginning of February 2014, the Turkish occupation state prevented farmers from cultivating and plowing their land on the banks of the Tigris river, which is estimated at 500 hectares, equivalent to 50 thousand dunums, by building a concrete wall at the time and preventing farmers from approaching from that region.
This year, the residents are preparing to plant vegetable seedlings under greenhouses in the hope that they will be able to cultivate them in their land, which they have been deprived of in the last five years.
In this context, Hawar news agency (ANHA) interviewed with the farmer Rashid Abdullah, who said that the village of Ain Diwar is characterized by its land which is the source of income for the people of the village at the economic and living domains."
Although the Turkish occupation state prevented the people of the village of Ain Diwar from approaching their land, Abdullah said, "The people are planting seedlings of vegetables every year in the hope that they can cultivate their land and the Turkish occupation stops targeting them."
Abdullah appealed to concerned parties and humanitarian organizations to put an end to the practices and violations of the Turkish occupation state"