Women guards protect families from PKK in a rural village of Turkey

Amid constant threats from the PKK, the people of Yaylabasi village are trying to live normal lives with the never-ending hope that one day their weapons will be replaced by prosperity.

Photo by: TRT World
Photo by: TRT World

Elvan is a mother of 4, who has lived all her life in the rural Kurdish village of Yaylabasi.

A rural village in southeastern Turkey has endured years of violent clashes with the PKK, which Turkey, the US and EU designate as terror organisation.

Local Kurds have played a crucial role against PKK for more than two decades. Some of them are women, who raise families while protecting their communities.

TRT World's Ediz Tiyansan has the story of women guard.