Bitlis


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Bitlis

(bĭtlĭs`), city (1990 pop. 38,130), capital of Bitlis prov., E Turkey, on a tributary of the Tigris River, at c.4,500 ft (1,370 m). Grains, fruit, and tobacco are grown nearby. It was an important caravan center for centuries and was captured by Persians, Arabs, Seljuk Turks, Byzantines, and Ottoman Turks. In the 19th cent. the town had a large Armenian population.
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The military operations took place in the southern cities of Diyarbakir, Mardin, Tunceli, Bitlis,Siirt, Sirnak and Batman, and northern Iraq.
From the aspect of the economic losses caused by natural disasters, the average annual economic losses are highest in TR42-Kocaeli, Sakarya, Duzce, Bolu, Yalova, followed by TRB2-Van, Mus, Bitlis, Hakkari, TR71-Kirikkale, Aksaray, Nigde, Nevsehir, Kirsehir, TR63-Hatay, Kahramanmaras, Osmaniye, TRB1-Malatya, Elazig, Bingol, Tunceli, TR10-Istanbul, TR33-Manisa, Afyon, Kutahya, and Usak regions.
The leaders expressed strong solidarity with the people and democratically-elected leadership of Turkey, a NATO ally, in the wake of the July coup attempt; and the Vice President reiterated his condemnation of the recent terrorist attacks in Gaziantep, Bitlis, Van, and Diyarbakir.
The terror attack in Gaziantep followed the most recent acts of terrorism in Van, Bitlis and Elazig.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Van, Bitlis, Diyarbakir and Elazig in Turkey, in which a number of people, including security personnel, were martyred and a large number injured.
They said the blast occurred around 1 pm (1000 GMT) in the Hizan district of Bitlis province, hours after a car bomb attack blamed on Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants killed three police officers and wounded 170 people in the city of Elazig.
The train was bound for Ankara from the Eastern Bitlis province when it hit the minibus carrying a total of 10 people including Syrians in eastern province of Elazig.
ByTLyS (CyHAN)- Depth of snow on Mount Nemrut located in the southeastern province of Bitlis reached five meters in the middle of May during spring.
Distribution in TurkeyAdana, Aksaray, Ankara, Bayburt, Bilecik, BingAll, Bitlis, Bursa, Bolu, Corum, Diyarbakir, Erzincan, Erzurum, HakkAri, Giresun, Gumushane, Isparta, Icel, Istanbul, Kars, Kastamonu, Kayseri, Kirklareli, Mardin, Mus, Ordu, Sakarya, Samsun, Sinop, Sirnak and Van (Incekara, 2004; Darilmaz and Incekara, 2011; Tasar, 2011).
Pro-Kurdish BDP made big gains in east, taking Agri, Bitlis and Mardin from AKP.