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Siirt gets a not particularly honourable mention in this article about meandering in the south-east by dolmuş.

I didn’t take any photos there. This exerpt from the article hints at why:

I walked around Siirt for a while. It seemd to fulfil all of the expected functions of a town – market, transport hub, services, government offices – without having anything distinctive. I had a kebap and went to the dolmuş station.

“What should I see before I leave Siirt?” I asked a group of çay-drinking men.

“Have you been to Batman?”

I nodded.

“Hasankeyf?”

“Yes. What about in Siirt itself?”

A man who looked like (and probably was) a commando scratched his impressive nose and regarded me.

“And what do you think of our city?”

“It’s very nice. It has…” I searched my memory for something that was distinctive. “…a nice market,” I finished lamely.

“Siirt is a very historic city.” He nodded wisely.

“Is it?” Here it was. Siirt’s hidden secret.

“Yes. There is a statue of Atatürk. And at the other end of the main street, there is…” he looked impressively around at the rest of the group. “…another statue.”

The group of men turned to look at me seriously. Then they all burst out laughing and told me which dolmuş to catch to get out of there.

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  1. Enormousfish | 81 Provinces of Turkey | Adam Kaya Heskith | Author and Writer | Enormousfish Says:
    May 5th, 2014 at 8:07 am

    […] 47 Mardin 48 Muğla 49 Muş 50 Nevşehir 51 Niğde 52 Ordu 53 Rize 54 Sakarya 55 Samsun 56 Siirt 57 Sinop 58 Sivas 59 Tekirdağ 60 Tokat 61 Trabzon 62 Tunceli 63 Şanlıurfa 64 Uşak 65 Van 66 […]

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