From Past to the Future Link with Ten Thousands Past
Siirt is a city that Anatolia and Mesopotamia civilizations was crossed there, was made a mark on world history.
Siirt which is located on a crossed point of Anatolia and Mesopotamia civilizations, is a oldest digs of world and it’s history is depend on 8000 B.C. years with making searching in recent years.
Siirt which hosted for Semite, Babylon, Assyria, Medeas, Persians, Alexander the Great at B.C., was under Romans, Parthias and Sassanias dominion at A.D. City which was under attacked from Mongols in 13. century, picked up with Islam at the time of nativity Ömer. After bright period in Seljuk Empire period, it was annexed to Ottoman Empire by Çaldıran conquest in 1514.
Siirt which concurred to proclaim a republic and Turkish War of Independence, was achieved a honor of becoming city with establishing a republic.
Siirt which is located in southeast in our beautiful country has 300.000 of population and 6.186 km square of area. Aydınlar, Baykan, Eruh, Kurtalan, Şirvan and Pervari township race against nearly each other in historical wealthy and scenic beauties.
It is possible to reach by highway, airway and railway to Siirt which is located within 1564 km distance to İstanbul, 1113 km distance to Ankara, 1616 km distance to İzmir. While Expresses which move in Haydarpaşa Station, come to Kurtalan township within 30 km distance, Batman and Diyarbakır which was made a nearest flights, are 90 and 180 km distances.
Siirt is known that it is a city of skinny bid Saintland of Anatolia. Thousands of Saint who are believed that each of them are remedy for a complaint. Sheik Naccar, Sheik Musa, Sheik Hamza el-Kebir, Sheik Türki, Sheik el-Hazin and so much of dem.
Nativity İsmail Fakirullah
He lived in the period of 1655 – 1734. he is a hodja of nativity İbrahim Hakkı. His tomb which is visited by thousand of people, is located in Aydınlar (Tillo) center.
Nativity Memduh Sultan
(Religion pundit, poet…)
He lived in Aydınlar township in the period of 1761 – 1847. His collected poems of 47.000 stave was printed of Turkish, Arabic and Persian. His tomb is located in township and its silver conservation and heaven and hell imagery which was made glass. They inferred a art and imagine power of humankind.
Nativity İbrahim Hakkı who came from Erzurum
He is not known person of Turkish Islamic World. He was born in Hasankale township of Erzurum in 1703. He came to Aydınlar in early ages. He kept on his living in there. He died in Aydınlar (Tillo) township in 1780.
He is mathematician, pedagogue, over his ages astronomy pundit, profession of medicine, poet… It is known about literature and studying of astronomy. Light mechanism which supplied first rising of sun of new year in 21 March to born on his hodja of İsmail Fakirullah’s tomb, is inimitable. In order to set this mechanism, nativity İsmail Fakirullah’s made a wall which consisted of accumulated rocks at a scenery township of hill. Sun beams felt on bedside of nativity İsmail Fakirullah as filtering through window in the middle of the wall. This wall which is in Hill which displayed inimitable beauty of Botan Valley and allured people, is known as Past Master’s Castle (Kal – A – Tül)
His collected poem is much famous else encyclopedic characterized Marifetname is the best known of his literature. Marifetname is combosed all kind of art as from astronomy to ciriminology, from biology to religion sciences, from medicine to geography, and its
Nativity İbrahim Hakkı was buried in his hodja nativity İsmail Fakirullah’s tomb. His tools and instruments which were used in astrology field and manuscript literature is exhibited on special museum in township.
Nativity Veysel Karani
He is the symbol of love, love of mother and honesty… He who cared for his mother, is a camel herdsman. He burn whit love for seeing last prophet, but he could not quit alone his mother… After long conflict, obtaining permission for only prophet’s house…
After then long journey which stretched from Yemen’s cities to Medine… Prophet was in wartime… His annoyance was in top. Come back to Yemen except calling in anywhere in accordance with promising to his mother… This love, this honesty, this love of mother could not dishonored and prophet’s cloak is presented to him with prophet spoke highly of him.
He was born in caren village of Yemen among 555 - 560. his tomb is in Ziyaret distinct of Baykan township of Siirt. It becomes cynosure of dozens and dozens of resident sand aliens every year.
Avf’s Son Abdurrahman
Avf’s Son Abdurrahman whose tomb is in Yukarıbalcılar village is 8 km distance of Pervari township, was told good news about being on of the person of going to heaven. By reason of yellow leaves is in the top of a tree continuously, it is known as sainted.
SİİRT “It is white city of poet expression…”
A historical city has a own architectural with Cas houses, corridors, rock workmanship
A beauty city which has warmly and compassionate people, has Botan valley which was topic of poem and folksong by reason of magnificent beauty. A lot of endemic plants in front inversed tulip grown in there.
Çarpiran (Dörtulular) Bridge
It is a witnessing for caravan… It is located on Bitlis stream 3 km distance of Baykan township. It could not know who built and when built.
It is located on Başur stream in Siirt – Eruh way. This five – division bridge which was protected own structure up to now, is known of staying on period of Seljuk.
Madrasah of Kavaközü Mir Nasır
A place was hosted science long years. It is assumed that it has past of 500 years. Workmanship of place and gravestone was attracted attraction in this madrasah is located Kavaközü village of Eruh township.
Siirt Product and Kitchen
Our city whose richness was began to register to Turkish Patent Institution since 2003 by the Governor has a lot product and rich food patterns in taste and quality. Five of firstly stage product are registered Curtain pilaf, Pervari honey, Siirt pistachio nut, Siirt blanket and Siirt Büryan.
Warm, attractive Siirt blankets are made of angora… Prayer rugs, duffle coats, berets, scarves and carpetbags… Most beautiful gift is left from grandfather to Grand child… It is source of pride of Siirt… Blanket which was weaved in 1930, was made o gift for old campaigner Mustafa Kemal and it stil decorated to Atatürk’s bedstead in Çankaya old campaigner manor house.
Siirt Pistachio Nut
Products are wanted with tastes and views. It is friendly of health with characteristic of low calorie, low in cholesterol and making thin.
Skilled trade which is a rich culture product. Manuel labored, eye straining worn, mattered Siirt carpets, each of which has color and motif reflected our people’s feelings and considerations, are come into consequent of different story,
Büryan of Siirt
Büryan is cooked naturally with fire burned in the deep of 3 meters deep hole, is a meat dish. It is servicing for indulged in taste since 6 am in the morning.
Karakovan honey which is gained in sap which is growth between 600 to 1900 altitude, is loomed with tasting and smelling. It is a cure for a lot of sickness included gut - rot.
It is Pomegranate which is growth in Dişlinar (Zivzik) village of Şirvan township of Siirt… It is known of enduring for months, tastes and much juicy.
Food is composed after inside of fez shaped of copper folder plastered with fatty, eggy paste, rice, meet and almond which soft cooked previously, are filled in sheet, then enclosed upside by same paste, after then it cooked again. It is more delicious if prepared with partridge or chicken meet.
It is one of the most original extant work of Anatolia Seljuk architecture. Its exact built date could not know. It is specified that it is restored by Seljuk sultans in its epigraph. It is attracted attention Different architectural minaret and turquoise colored and ceometric formed ceramics.
It is located on bordering Botan stream 30 km distance from Siirt city center. Excavation is descended by Ege University up to 6000 B.C. in this Türbe tumulus which was ruled a lot of civilization.
2 tablets which written Akkad language, is to be quantity of changing of known history of area right along with dish, jar and bracelets are important.
Sağlarca (Billoris) Thermal Spring
It is located on bordering of Botan stream in Siirt - Eruh way of 15 th km. It consists of 2 natural caves. Its water is sulfurous. It is helped to women, skin and rheumatism disease according to analyses of Refik Saydam Hygiene İnstitution.
Thermal spring which has social foundation, is interested greatly for environmental city and township.
Cave of Ekşili Sulu
It which is a nature miracle, is located on bordering Botan stream opposite of Sağlarca (Billoris) Thermal spring. It consists of sulfuros warm water and drinkable quantity of cold water. It is believed among people that sour water which dropped ceiling of cave, is helped renal disease.
İncekaya (Kormas) castle
It is located on a scenery vally of hill in İncekaya village 10 km distance from Şirvan township. It is estimated that it is dated from Byzantine period.
It is located in Çaykaya village on Siirt Baykan ways. Border of cave could not know. Cave connected with the castle on hill.