Diyarbakır and Mardin The walls of Diyakbakir are already a reason to visit Diyakbakir. It’s not easy to find a place where you can climb on the walls, but once on top it’s a wonderful walk around the city with great views. Three shop keepers on the cheese market of Diyakbakir. Şeyh Muhtar Mosque also commonly called Dört Ayaklı Minare for its minaret which stands on four columns. Other view on four legged minaret of the Şeyh Muhtar Mosqu in Diyarbakir. Typical shopping street / bazaar in Turkey. Often covered to keep the heat out. Little street in Mardin with view on minaret of The Great Mosque of Mardin. View over Mardin and the surrounding desert towards the Syrian border. Two kids flying their kite over the rooftops of Mardin. That’s my flying the kite over the rooftops of Mardin! This photo reminds me a lot about the movie and book of ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini. Zinciriye Medrese and Castle of Mardin Rooftop cafe and Great Mosque of Mardin and the view on the dry landscape south of Mardin.