Diyarbakir is a large city of 1.7 million inhabitants in southeast Turkey (Mesopotamia),
in the northern Kurdistan region. It lies on the banks of the Tigris river. Diyarbakir and the region around it have been settled since prehistoric times. It was an important city of the Ottoman empire. The historic core of Diyarbakir is surrounded by city walls and contains a citadel in the northeastern part. To a large extent it is a pedestrian area where it is easy to walk around and explore the streets. There are several mosques, some dating back to the Middle Ages. There are also Christian churches, because in the past the region was also populated by Armenian and Syrian Christians.
Nowadays the historic core is full of life, with countless shops, food stalls, souvenir stalls and restaurants.
How to get to Diyarbakir
Diyarbakir has an airport with flights to Turkey and some cities in Germany. It also has a railway station.
There are several hotels, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.