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Batizmi (Yezidi)

December 29, 2021 All day

Yezidism is a minority religion that is largely based on tradition rather than scripture. In the homelands – Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Transcaucasia – its world-view is closely connected with local culture, and most easily understood in that context. From the 1960s onwards, an increasing number of Yezidis from Turkey, Iraq and Syria were forced to migrate to Western Europe. After the fall of the Soviet Union, many Yezidis from Armenia and Georgia moved to Russia and Ukraine.