Matrakçı Nasuh-Diyarbakır-Beyan-i Menazil-i Sefer-i Irakeyn-i Sultan Suleyman, written circa 1537. (Istanbul University Library)
Ara Güler. Returning from the market with watermelons, near the Mardin Gate, Diyarbakir.
Ben u Sen District, Diyarbakir, Turkey, 2009
Diyarbakır Ulu Cami
A Century of Silence
The church of Sourp Giragos, in old Diyarbakir, fell into ruins after 1915. A few years ago, the town rebuilt it. “Our grandparents,” the mayor said, “committed wrongs, but we, their grandchildren, will not repeat them.”