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By Air

Diyarbakir Airport (IATA: DIY, ICAO: LTCC) is a military airbase and public airport located in Diyarbakir, Turkey.Diyarbakir Airport is home to the 8th Air Wing (Ana Jet us or AJU) of the 2nd Air Force Command (Hava Kuvvet Komutanligi) of the Turkish Air Force (Turk Hava Kuvvetleri).Other wings of this command are located in Merzifon (LTAP), Malatya Erhac (LTAT) and Incirlik (LTAG).Turkish Airlines offers daily domestic flights from Istanbul (IST) and Ankara to Diyarbakir (DIY).

By Train

There are trains three times a week from Istanbul (Guney Express) via Ankara and a number of other cities on the way, including Kayseri, Sivas, and Malatya among others.There is also another daily train from Ankara (4 Eylul Mavi Treni), which takes the same route with Guney Express.On its way back to Istanbul, Guney Express, which comes from Kurtalan and Batman about 2 hours further east from Diyarbakir, departs from Diyarbakir on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays around noon.Trains to Istanbul get really overcrowded during early August because of huge numbers of seasonal workers taking the train to get to hazelnut orchards around Adapazari and Eastern Marmara on the way (short of two hours from Istanbul—the last stop of the trains), and it is impossible to find a ticket during that season without booking/buying the ticket in advance.Even if you can find a ticket, the ride is very uncomfortable, and because of the huge numbers of passengers getting off the train in almost each stop—even if it is in the middle of nowhere where normally no one ever gets on or off—to replenish their water from station fountains trains are extremely delayed and it takes almost two full days to get to Istanbul. Avoid if you are not deadly on budget.

By Bus

When traveling from Diyarbakir to west by bus be prepared for several ID check ups at military checkpoints.

Key places to visit
Diyarbakir Book Fair, Great Mosque of Diyarbakir, Behram Pasha Mosque, Museum of Archaeology, Iskender Pasha Mosque


Places to Visit

Diyarbakir Book Fair

TUYAP Fairs and Exhibitions Inc. Publishers Association in cooperation with Turkey and the book fair.The first one was held in 2010.Second it took place between 2011 until May 17 to 22.Diyarbakir TUYAP Fair and Congress Center.In addition simultaneously with the fair Diyarbakir 2 Education Fair was held on.Fair, publishers and non-governmental organizations participated at thirteen.many writers, poets and scholars, was a guest.Also at the fair, the water falling shadow: East and Hasankeyf Dersim Culture and Solidarity Association of Izmir at the photo exhibition was organized by.

Great Mosque of Diyarbakir

is the oldest and one of the most significant mosques in Anatolia.The mosque is considered by some to be the fifth holiest site in Islam.It can accommodate up to 5,000 worshippers and is famous for hosting four different Islamic traditions.The mosque as it is known today was built in 1091 by the Seljuk ruler Malik-Shah.The design influenced by the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, used elements of a ruined Byzantine era church that stood earlier.The mosque suffered extensive damage in a fire in 1155.The middle of the yard in the east and west maksureleri, south Hanifiler mosque, north of the western entrance to the mosque Şafiiler and the nearby Mosque and Madrasa Mesudiye Zinciriye madrasa and the religious and cultural structures, bringing together a group of buildings of different periods niteligindedir.Ulu mosque courtyard facades Architecture of the ornamental patterns, reliefs and inscriptions placed in great harmony.

Behram Pasha Mosque

the Diyarbakir governor's office that Behram Pasha by the architect Sinan's built in the Ottoman monument.The construction of the mosque began in 1564 and ended production in 1572.Over the entrance door, right and left reverse order dishes from the present 400 years ago today the stone used in construction of modern compression procedure is done through the implementation of construction and attracting the attention of scientists has won the approval.Basalt stones are a very original study of Diyarbakir local architecture reflects the Behram Pasha, has become one of Sinan's finest works.

Museum of Archaeology

The first museum in Diyarbakir, 1934 which is the continuation of the Great Mosque in Zinciriye Madresesinde opened.In 1985, the Elazig Dedeman Hotel located on the street behind the new structure in the Diyarbakir region tasinmistir.Muzede excavations, artifacts acquired by purchase or confiscation, the Neolithic Age from the Early Bronze, Assyrian, Urartian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Artuqid, Seljuk, Akkoyunlu and Ottoman periods in chronological order in many other works in any other sergilennmektedir sergilenmektedir ayrica.

Iskender Pasha Mosque

Iskender Pasha mosque in Diyarbakir 14 years in the governor's office located in the neighborhood that was built by Alexander the Great Pasha in 1551.In some manuscripts the information is located on the mosque by Mimar Sinan the Architect Sinan's works compiled by the name does not exceed Tuhfetul Mimarin de.Applied to a specific type of Ottoman architecture of this mosque is a plan in front of the fountain, is located at the east of the tomb.Last portico of four columns, and corners are composed of five parts was carried by an L-shaped legs.Pointed arches and columns in the titles of which are connected to each other is quite simple.A square-shaped, sized and 14.76 x 14.76 m above the central prayer hall is covered with a dome.The squinches filled with the very bottom-line starts and the middle two categories.Squinches filled arches one on each cross-linked to each other.This is based on the dome from the outside tromplara hoop sits in a sixteen-pointed.Iskender Pasha Mosque to carry the properties of the architecture of the early Ottoman period, but in a way, by staying in the Diyarbakir was under the influence of mosques.The mosque on the left side of the cylindrical body, a single balcony, stone minaret was added.

Right Time to Visit

December - March
June - October