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Encyclopedia > Mardin Province
Map showing the location of Mardin Province of Turkey
Map showing the location of Mardin Province of Turkey

Mardin Province is a province of Turkey with a population of 835,173 (2000)[1]. The capital of the Mardin Province is Mardin. Located near the traditional boundary of Anatolia and Mesopotamia, it has a diverse population with a Kurdish majority[2] and significant minorities of Arabs, Syriacs and Turks. Image File history File links Mardin_Turkey_Provinces_locator. ... Image File history File links Mardin_Turkey_Provinces_locator. ... Buildings in an older section of Mardin Mardin is a city in southeastern Turkey. ... Asia Minor lies east of the Bosporus, between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Kurds are an ethnic group who consider themselves to be indigenous to a region often referred to as Kurdistan, an area which includes adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. ... The Arabs (Arabic: عرب ) are an ethnic group found throughout the Middle East and North Africa. ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ...

View from Mardin to the Mesopotamian plains
View from Mardin to the Mesopotamian plains

The local Syriac Christian community, while much reduced, supports two of the oldest monasteries in the world, Dayro d-Mor Hananyo (Turkish Deyrülzafaran, English Saffron Monastery) and Dayro d-Mor Gabriel. The Christian community is concentrated on the Tur Abdin plateau and in the town of Midyat, with a smaller community (approximately 100) in the provincial capital. Download high resolution version (1680x2240, 1128 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1680x2240, 1128 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Dayro d-Mor Hananyo as seen from the road. ... The prominent towers of Dayro d-Mor Gabriel The functional main accommodation block Mor Gabriel, emphasising its role as a working community Dayro d-Mor Gabriel (Aramaic - ) is the oldest surviving Syriac Orthodox monastery in the world. ... Tur Abdin is a hilly region of south east Turkey incorporating the eastern half of Mardin Province, and Sirnak Province west of the Tigris, on the border with Syria. ... Midyat is a district of Mardin Province of Turkey. ...


Politically the area is competitive between the governing moderate-Islamist Justice and Development Party and Kurdish nationalist Democratic People's Party, and the True Path Party has some strength, especially in rural parts of the province.[3] The area was the scene of bitter fighting between the Turkish Army and the Kurdistan Workers' Party for much of the 1970s and 1980s. Islamism is a political ideology derived from the conservative religious views of Muslim fundamentalism. ... The Justice and Development Party: (Turkish: Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi or AKP, or AK Parti; the former of the two abbrevations is the official one, while the latter is mostly preferred by its supporters; since the word ak in Turkish means white, clean, or unblemished and therefore gives a... The Democratic Peoples Party (Demokratik Halk Partisi, DEHAP) was a left-wing, pro-Kurdish political party in Turkey. ... The True Path Party (Turkish: DoÄŸru Yol Partisi or DYP) is a right-wing, secularist conservative Turkish political party, established by Suleyman Demirel in 1983. ... Branch of Turkish Armed Forces, or for short, Turkish Army (officially known as Turkish Land Forces) (Turkish: Türk Kara Kuvvetleri) can deploy 90,000 to 100,000 men strength Army Corps to conduct joint operations. ... Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) Flag Congress for Freedom and Democracy in Kurdistan (KADEK) Flag Kongra-gel Flag The Kurdistan Workers Party (Kurdish: Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan or PKK), is one of several organisations striving for the rights of the kurdish people in Turkey. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...

The old town of Midyat, second city of the province
The old town of Midyat, second city of the province

Unemployment and poverty are serious problems, and there has been considerable out migration to western and southern Turkey, although the reduction in political violence, coupled with infrastructure improvements such as a new civil airport at the provincial capital and improvements to the Ankara-Baghdad highway are helping ameliorate matters. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (887x590, 289 KB) Although now a tiny minority of less than 1% of the population, Christian churches dominate the skyline of Midyat, Southeastern Turkey. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (887x590, 289 KB) Although now a tiny minority of less than 1% of the population, Christian churches dominate the skyline of Midyat, Southeastern Turkey. ... Midyat is a district of Mardin Province of Turkey. ... Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after Istanbul. ... Baghdad ( translit: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ...


Mardin is an Aramaic word (ܡܶܪܕܺܝܢ) and means "fortresses". Aramaic is a Semitic language with a four-thousand year history. ...

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References

  1. ^ Population of Mardin province
  2. ^ Distribution of Kurdish PeopleGlobalSecurity.org
  3. ^ Local election results, 2004
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External links

  • Mardin Weather Forecast Information
  • Pictures of the capital of this province
  • Articles about the Syriacs/Arameans and photos of Midyat
  • Mardin photos


Shows the Location of Mardin province Districts of Mardin Flag of Turkey

Mardin | Dargeçit | Derik | Kızıltepe | Mazıdağı | Midyat | Nusaybin | Ömerli | Savur | Yeşilli Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Buildings in an older section of Mardin Mardin is a city in southeastern Turkey. ... Dargeçit is a district of Mardin Province of Turkey. ... Derik is a district of Mardin Province of Turkey. ... Kızıltepe is a district of Mardin Province of Turkey. ... Mazıdağı is a district of Mardin Province of Turkey. ... Midyat is a district of Mardin Province of Turkey. ... Nusaybin, formerly Nisibin, is a town in Turkey. ... Ömerli is a district of Mardin Province of Turkey. ... Savur is a district of Mardin Province of Turkey. ... YeÅŸilli is a district of Mardin Province of Turkey. ...


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Mardin Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (204 words)
Mardin Province is a province of Turkey with a population of 835,173 (2000)¹.
The capital of the Mardin Province is Mardin.
Unemployment and poverty are serious problems, and there has been considerable out migration to western and southern Turkey, although the reduction in political violence, coupled with infrastructure improvements such as a new civil airport at the provincial capital and improvements to the Ankara-Baghdad highway are helping ameliorate matters.
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