The harvest season for walnuts continues in the Hizan (Xîzan) district of the city of Bitlis (Bedlîs) in eastern Turkey.
Even though it is a dangerous activity and difficult to climb walnut trees, Edip Kaya is one of several people who works to gather the harvest.
The harvest season for walnuts continues in the Xîzan district of the city of Bitlis (Bedlîs) in eastern Turkey.
Xîzan walnuts have a hard shell and they grow in the region’s harsh climate.
They are highly prized for their delicious taste and favourable quality and fat content.
The income obtained from the walnuts contributes significantly to the local economy and is a key source of income in an area where the unemployment rate is high.