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  • Getting to Hasankeyf

    Hasankeyf Transportation

    Hasankeyf is located in the Batman province of southeastern Turkey. The province is named after its capital city Batman (no relation to the superhero), which is located about 40 minutes northwest and is the closest city with an airport (but nothing to see or do). Most visitors drive from Diyarbakir (2 hours), from Mardin (1:45 hours), or from...

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  • Hasankeyf

    Hasankeyf Things to Do

    The settlement is cited as "Hesna Kepha" in Syriac sources while it is known as "Hisn Kayfa" in Arabic ,which means "rock fortress".For the phonetical reasons now its called "hasankeyf"which can be translated like "the joy of Hasan" but it has nothing to do with Hasan.This city was the capital of Artuklu Selcuk ( artutids) .(1102-1232 AC) The...

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  • New Hasankey Bridge

    Hasankeyf Things to Do

    A new steel bridge was built in the past century to link the northern and southern banks of the Tigris. It provides an interesting contrast to the ruins of the mediaeval bridge to its side. Any visitor to Hasankeyf will have to cross this modern bridge to visit the sites on either side of the river, but if you have a chance, stop on the bridge for...

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