The Long Riders' Guild

Across Turkey and Persia

Eberhard von Westarp rode across the Ottoman Empire and into Persia in 1913.

In his book, Under Half Moon and Stars, the German Long Rider described how his journey began in Trabzon, crossed through Kurdistan and concluded in Tabriz.

"Dark faces with sharp, searching eyes looked at each other, wide, long mustaches hung wildly down on both sides of the mouth, everywhere flashed weapons and firearms. These were certainly people with whom it was better to live in peace. "

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