Siverek is in Şanlıurfa province but closer geographically to the large city of Diyarbakır, approximately 83 km.
Japanese old man says “You can’t fight on an empty stomach.” Arrived in the Diyarbakır city, I entered a restaurant first.
Diyarbakır is known for rich dishes of lamb which use spices such as black pepper, sumac and coriander; rice, bulgur and butter.
After lunch, I went for the exploration of the town. I got some map of Diyarbakır.
Diyarbakır is situated on the banks of the Tigris River, it is the administrative capital of the Diyarbakır Province, with a population of about 930,000. Diyarbakir is also a major cultural and economic center in Turkey and as such has been a focal point for conflict between Turkey’s government and its Kurdish population.
The Citadel and the Walls of Diyarbakir was guarding the city for centuries. With its length of 6 kilometers, Walls of Diyarbakir is the second largest city walls in the world after the Great Wall of China.
During the Roman rule, the first city walls were constructed (297 AD) and later, the greater walls were built as per the command of the Roman emperor Constantius II. It was extended by Valentinian I, between 367 and 375, stretch almost unbroken for about 6 kilometres.
That’s the Dicle Bridge over the river Tigris! I’ll go there after this.