Mardin

There are many narrow streets in Mardin. They look stone stairs. Sometimes two people can not walk side by side. Donkeys are in service to collect garbage.

Mor Gabriel Monastery

Turkey Targets Oldest Syriac Orthodox Monastery

Founded in 397 AD, Dayro d-Mor Gabriel (also known as Deyrulumur) is not only the oldest surviving Syrian Orthodox monastery, but the most vital in Turkey, with around fifteen nuns and two monks occupying separate wings, as well as a fluctuating number of local lay workers and guests from overseas. It is also the seat of the metropolitan bishop of Tur Abdin.

More details Photographs from Deyrulumur (Mor Gabriel Monastery) , Midyat, Turkey

Minaret of the Sehidiye Camii. The mosque was constructed by Sultan Artuk Aslan on the year of 1214.

Minaret of the Sehidiye Camii. The mosque was constructed by Sultan Artuk Aslan on the year of

Mardin is a city in southeastern Turkey. The capital of Mardin Province, it is known for the Artuqid architecture of its old city, and for its strategic location on a rocky hill near the Tigris River that rises steeply over the flat plains.

Mardin is a city in southeastern Turkey. The capital of Mardin Province, it is known for the Artuqid architecture of its old city, and for its strategic location on a rocky hill near the Tigris River that rises steeply over the flat plains.

The monastery's primary purpose is to keep Syriac Orthodox Christianity alive in the land of its birth by providing schooling, ordination of native-born monks. On occasions it has provided physical protection to the Christian population.

The monastery's primary purpose is to keep Syriac Orthodox Christianity alive in the land of its birth by providing schooling, ordination of native-born monks. On occasions it has provided physical protection to the Christian population.

The prominent towers of Dayro d-Mor Gabriel

The prominent towers of Dayro d-Mor Gabriel

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