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About Mardin

Mardin (Kurdish: Mêrdîn, Ottoman Turkish: Mārdīn, Syriac: Mardīn) is a city in southeastern Turkey. The capital of Mardin Province, it is known for the Artuqid (Artıklı or Artuklu in Turkish) 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 city has a Kurdish majority with a significant Arab and Assyrian population.

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