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PHOTOS| Buffaloes Love Hot Springs in Eastern Turkey

World | Associated Press | February 2, 2019, 11:05 am
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 Residents of the village with some 60 homes walk hundreds of buffaloes up snow-covered roads to the geothermal springs in the winter. Villagers say the hot springs heal buffaloes' wounds, alleviate discomfort in their breasts and make quality milk. The village's main source of income is cheese, butter and milk from the buffaloes. (Image: AP) <br /> <br /> Berkan Toren enjoys a hot spring along with his water buffaloes near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey.

Residents of the village with some 60 homes walk hundreds of buffaloes up snow-covered roads to the geothermal springs in the winter. Villagers say the hot springs heal buffaloes' wounds, alleviate discomfort in their breasts and make quality milk. The village's main source of income is cheese, butter and milk from the buffaloes. (Image: AP)

Berkan Toren enjoys a hot spring along with his water buffaloes near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey.

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 Water buffaloes bathe in a hot spring near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. (Image: AP)

Water buffaloes bathe in a hot spring near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. (Image: AP)

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 Muhammed Toren and Berkan Toren enjoy a hot spring along with their water buffaloes near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. (Image: AP)

Muhammed Toren and Berkan Toren enjoy a hot spring along with their water buffaloes near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. (Image: AP)

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 Water buffalos bath in a hot spring near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. (Image: AP)

Water buffalos bath in a hot spring near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. (Image: AP)

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 Ayten Toren poses with two of her nine children, Dilan and Muhammed in Budakli, a village with some 60 homes in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. During the winter, Muhammed often walks his family's 14 water buffaloes with those of other families up snow-covered roads to bathe in the nearby geothermal springs. (Image: AP)

Ayten Toren poses with two of her nine children, Dilan and Muhammed in Budakli, a village with some 60 homes in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. During the winter, Muhammed often walks his family's 14 water buffaloes with those of other families up snow-covered roads to bathe in the nearby geothermal springs. (Image: AP)

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 Water buffaloes bathe in a hot spring near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. (Image: AP)

Water buffaloes bathe in a hot spring near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. (Image: AP)

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 Water buffaloes bathe in a hot spring near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. (Image: AP)

Water buffaloes bathe in a hot spring near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. (Image: AP)

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 Muhammed Toren washes his horse in a hot spring along with his water buffaloes near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. Muhammed, one of 9 siblings, studied until middle school and he takes care of the family's herd. (Image: AP)

Muhammed Toren washes his horse in a hot spring along with his water buffaloes near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. Muhammed, one of 9 siblings, studied until middle school and he takes care of the family's herd. (Image: AP)

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 Water buffaloes bathe in a hot spring near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. Residents of the village with some 60 homes walk hundreds of buffaloes up snow-covered roads to the geothermal springs in the winter.Villagers say the hot springs heal buffaloes' wounds, alleviate discomfort in their breasts and make quality milk. The village's main source of income is cheese, butter and milk from the buffaloes. (Image: AP)

Water buffaloes bathe in a hot spring near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. Residents of the village with some 60 homes walk hundreds of buffaloes up snow-covered roads to the geothermal springs in the winter.Villagers say the hot springs heal buffaloes' wounds, alleviate discomfort in their breasts and make quality milk. The village's main source of income is cheese, butter and milk from the buffaloes. (Image: AP)

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 Muhammed Toren rides his horse after a bath in a hot spring along with his water buffaloes near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. Muhammed, one of nine siblings, studied until middle school and takes care of the family's herd. (Image: AP)

Muhammed Toren rides his horse after a bath in a hot spring along with his water buffaloes near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. Muhammed, one of nine siblings, studied until middle school and takes care of the family's herd. (Image: AP)

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 Muhammed Toren walks his family's water buffaloes to a hot spring near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. (Image: AP)

Muhammed Toren walks his family's water buffaloes to a hot spring near the village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. (Image: AP)

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 Berkan Toren, returns to his village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey, after walking his water buffaloes to a bath in a nearby hot spring. (Image: AP)

Berkan Toren, returns to his village of Budakli, in the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey, after walking his water buffaloes to a bath in a nearby hot spring. (Image: AP)

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 A water buffalo belonging to the Toren family is pictured in a stable in the village of Budakli, of the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. (Image: AP)

A water buffalo belonging to the Toren family is pictured in a stable in the village of Budakli, of the mountainous Bitlis province of southeastern Turkey. (Image: AP)

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