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This is a scene from the Festival of Maxmur Camp last year.
Maxmur Camp is a camp for Kurdish refugees:

"The Turkish government’s campaign against any and all expressions of Kurdish identity throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s is common knowledge. Village burning and forced deportation were key elements of this campaign, resulting in the creation of a large but undocumented number of Kurds who became refugees in their own homeland.
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Maxmur is a camp containing thousands of Kurds who were expelled from their homes by the Turkish regime and may very well face harassment, torture, or disappearance if they ever attempt to return to their homes. "
Source:
http://www.kurdmedia.com/articles.asp?id=9610

The "Festîvala Mexmûr" is made to remind the inhabitants on their displacement in the 1980/90ies

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