Diyarbakir


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Diyarbakir

(dēyär`bäkŭr'), anc. Amida, city (1990 pop. 375,767), capital of Diyarbakir prov., SE Turkey, on the Tigris (Dicle) River. It is the trade center for a region producing grains, melons, cotton, copper ore, and petroleum. Manufactures of the city include flour, wine, textiles, and machinery. A Roman colony from A.D. 230, the city was taken (mid-4th cent.) by Shapur II of Persia. It was conquered by the Arabs in 638 and later was held by the Seljuk Turks and Persians. The Ottoman Turks captured Diyarbakir in 1515. It is a Kurdish population center, and has been the scene of fighting between Kurdish guerrillas and government forces. The city retains the magnificent black basalt fortification walls mainly constructed by Constantine I in the 4th cent. Diyarbakir Univ. is there.

Diyarbakir

 

a city in southeastern Turkey, on the Tigris River, capital of Diyarbakir Vilayet (province). Population in 1970, 138,700. A railroad station and highway junction are located here, as are various food and textile industries, an automobile assembly plant, and cloth and morocco leather crafts. To the northwest of Diyarbakir are copper and chrome mines.

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