Bingöl (Zazaki: Çolig, Kurdish: Çewlîg, Armenian: Ճապաղջուր (Chapaghjur)) is a city in North Kurdistan / Eastern Turkey, surrounded by mountains and numerous glacier lakes. The Turkish name, Bingöl means a thousand lakes. Lately, the town has become a popular tourist destination. According to 2017 estimates, it has a population of over 111,000.
In the summer of 2023, Mount Cudi is once again the site of significant wildfires, marking a recurring environmental challenge that has profound implications for the region which is an important part of the Kurdish geography. This event brings to the forefront an interview with Zozan Pehlivan, an environmental historian of the modern Middle East, the Ottoman Empire, and Ottoman Kurdistan, conducted in 2020, now translated into English by MedyaNews, that explores the intricate connections between ecology, economy, and history in Turkey, Kurdistan and beyond.
The Mesopotamian Ecology Movement launched a campaign to plant saplings throughout April against the destruction of nature.
Three women bake local bread in their “Tandoor House they opened in Çêwlig to have economic freedom. The Tandoor House become the hope for women living in the city and the people of the city prefer to buy bread made by these three women. Zehra Ataoğlu is one of three women and she tells us how they decided to open their bakery.