Turkmen Sahra

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  • Gorgan festival showing deliciousness of nomadic arts, crafts, dishes and rituals 2019-11-13 19:33

    Gorgan festival showing deliciousness of nomadic arts, crafts, dishes and rituals

    TEHRAN – Clusters of Turkmen people, who are natives of Iran’s Golestan province, are doing their best in a four-day festival to well introduce and show nomadic arts, crafts, dishes, rituals and genuine hospitality they have preserved from generation to generation.

  • Rare Corsac fox coming to the verge of extinction 2018-11-29 02:12

    Rare Corsac fox coming to the verge of extinction

    TEHRAN – The Corsac fox, a small intelligent hunter, having a limited range in Turkmen Sahara, northeastern Iran, is endangered due to habitat fragmentation and lack of safety, Mehr reported on Tuesday.

  • Land of affection - Golestan 2017-03-17 12:47

    Land of affection - Golestan

    Golestan province is located in northeastern Iran, and southern of the Caspian Sea. Its capital is Gorgan. Northern areas of the province, a plain called Turkmen Sahra, a plain called Turkmen Sahra. Other ethnic groups such as Azerbaijanis, Qezelbashs, Kazakhs, Georgians, and Armenians also reside in this province.Tehran Times / Aboutaleb Nadri

  • Vibrant wedding ceremonies in Turkmen Sahra 2016-12-23 16:51

    Leila Qodratollahi-Fard, Photographer at the Tehran Times

    Vibrant wedding ceremonies in Turkmen Sahra

    TEHRAN — Iranian Turkmen are an ethnic community living in Turkmen Sahra region which includes northern and northeastern parts of the country, mainly Golestan, North Khorasan, and Khorasan Razavi provinces. Turkmen wedding ceremonies are flamboyant, eye-catching and filled with authentic traditional customs preserved and passed down from generation to generation. Turkmen consider marriage as an important social and economic dimension to their lives. They believe marriage and child bearing would make their families and tribes more powerful. The photos below depict a rainbow-like wedding ceremony held in Raz and Jargalan, North Khorasan province. MQ/MG

  • Iranian Turkmen women 2016-06-15 16:16

    Iranian Turkmen women

    Iranian Turkmen live mainly in Northern and Northeastern of Iran. Their region is called Turkmen Sahra and includes parts of Golestan, and a small part of Razavi Khorasan and North Khorasan. Turkmen women wear traditional dresses and they are committed to their traditional customs. However, they are also active in social and economic interactions of modern society.