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Diyarbakır lies Southeastern Anatolia, North of Mesopotamia. Surrounded by the provinces of Malatya, Elazığ, Bingöl, Muş, Siirt, Mardin, Şanlıurfa, Batman and Adıyaman. Diyarbakır epitomizes the entire region and has 13 conties.
The city itself of Diyarbakır goes back 7.500 years. Throughout history it has been the focus of great civilizations, of cultural and economic movemets, having hosted 26 different civilizations in a continuous sequence. From the Hurrians of the 4 th century B.C. right up to the Ottomans, the people of Diyarbakır have left traces that immortalize the city. A prime example are the fortifications thatencircle it, and from the air look like a turbot fish,across the walls surrounding the city.Diyarbakır city walls is the best in the world in terms of antiquity.