General Information

Diyarbakir is a South-East Anatolian city.

Culture and History

Diyarbakir is a South-East Anatolian city with a history dating back to the Assyrians, notable for its historic city walls, which are second only to the Great Wall of China in length and also the best fortified city walls in the world. In the year 349, the Roman Caesar Constantius II had the castle walls of the city renewed and expanded, to which the structure still owes its present appearance. The wall is about five kilometres long and has a height of ten to twelve metres and a thickness of three to five meters. It has 82 towers and four gates. A second layer of walls surrounds the Castle of Diyarbakir.