Dotting the expansive landscape are clusters of tents, some like the ones above, and others round or octagonal. These belong to shepherds, who gather sheep from various villages into mega-herds, and move them across hills and plains during the summer months. The shepherds move in families, their children playing under wide skies when not involved in chores, or learning how to tend to the animals themselves. I was told that they are the remaining Yörük, nomadic Turks who traditionally moved across Anatolia and the Balkans with their flock, on camels and donkeys, but I am not sure.
The plains rose to massive, rocky mountains.