Diyarbakir (Turkey)

Diyarbakir Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Kurdish bastion

Diyarbakir is a city on the Tigris river in Turkey's Southeastern Anatolia
City wall, Arab-esque mosques, madrassahs and churches are the top things to see

On the banks of the Tigris lies Diyarbakir, one of the largest cities in the south-east of Turkey and the second largest in the region of Southeastern Anatolia.

Diyarbakir is known to be a bastion of Kurdish culture. Historically that has made for a volatile environment but in recent years things have been quiet and tourists have started streaming in. The main sight may be the basalt city wall that dates back to the city's Byzantine period, but the rest of the city is an atmospheric mix of narrow streets, madrassahs, mosques and even churches. On top of that the scenery around the city is lushly green and lovely. Plenty to see here. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Diyarbakir is a city in Turkey. It has a population of 1,300,000, is situated at an altitude of 2201ft and the best airport to fly into is DIY (Diyarbakir, Diyarbakir)
  • The currency used in Turkey is the Turkish lira (TRY)

Diyarbakir Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

45 48 59 68 81 93 100 100 91 77 61 48

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

2.7 2.7 2.6 2.7 1.6 0.3 0 0 0.2 1.4 2 2.8

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