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Hakob Poghosyan

Tlik: Life on Armenia’s Border with Turkey

Tlik, a Yezidi village in Armenia’s Aragatsotn Province, lies a few hundred meters from the Akhouryan River. Turkey is on the other side.

The village has a mere 18 households. There is no kindergarten. Residents must buy water for drinking, and they have no natural gas for cooking or heating.

School teachers we spoke to aren’t optimistic about the village’s future. They say that more residents will leave unless the authorities pay more attention to Tlik and other border communities.