Beware of the children!
There are many children on the streets of D.Bakir, especially around the walls. They are traing to rob you or to beat you. They are very agresive. Fortunatelly police and common people are very helpful.
Bargaining or haggling
Be aware that haggling down the price of any thing you buy,The seller,vendor mostly raise the price because the vendor knows very well the buyer will try to haggle it down. It is part of the culture,cloth,taking a taxi,souveniurs,even the hotel price...etc from 20% to 40%.Do your best ;)
Many tourists will be put off...
Many tourists will be put off visiting Diyarbakir, because of the recent 'Kurdish' problems and the security warnings for the area. There isn't much risk of getting caught up in any trouble, especially as peace has sort of re-entered the region, but it is probably best not to travel at night. I'm not very good at practising what I preach, though, as we hitch-hiked in the south-east of Turkey in the dead of night without any problem!
It isn't safe to walk around the walls alone.
It might also be a good idea to avoid the city around the Kurdish festival of Nowruz...although it would be extremely interesting to see the celebrations, the police would also find you extremely interesting.
Beware, camera can be of a high price in this city
I was walking around the walls of Diyrbakir on a week day (10 am) when a young man between 18 and 22 wanted to grab and run with my camera. He did not manage but this is enough to ruin your stay in the place.
FYI, the guy was wearing a black and white leather (or similar) jacket with a star on the back !
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