• Sur (non-restricted area)

    A little chicky, a little expensive relative to the standarts of the city: The Hasanpaşa Hanı (Inn of Hasanpaşa) is (was, actually) a popular place with cafes, shops and especially for breakfast-restaurants. It was closed during the three months of siege&…

  • Sur (non-restricted area)

    The "rabia" sign was a symbol of the overturned Muslim Brothers in Egypt after the military coup d'etat. The Turkish Islamists took on the symbol. Here, a stencil of the "rabia" sign in the entrance of Hasanpaşa Hanı, one of the most famous old inns in Di…

  • Sur (non-restricted area)

    The "rabia" sign was a symbol of the overturned Muslim Brothers in Egypt after the military coup d'etat. The Turkish Islamists took on the symbol. Here, a stencil of the "rabia" sign in the entrance of Hasanpaşa Hanı, one of the most famous old inns in Di…


  • Sur (non-restricted area)

    Here you can find maybe the widest and deepest coalition of historical and actual pensonalities. The religious leader o the Rebellion in 1925, the former President of Iraq, urban guerilla leaders from 1968, one of the founders of PKK (Workers Party of Kur…

  • Sur (non-restricted area)

    Children are hearing the devastating sounds of the explosions, mortars, shelling, machine guns etc. since more than three months. This was the third silent day after the end of the battle.

  • Sur (non-restricted area)

    The tailor's showcase.


  • Hafız Akdemir Street

    Hafız Akdemir was a Kurdish journalist who had investigated unsolved murder cases and was murdered in this street in 1992. The case is unsolved until now.

  • Sur (non-restricted area)

    Shops open only for a limited time. No business and crowd as usual.

  • Sur (non-restricted area)

    Şeyhmus Diken (left) is an expert of the Sur district and writer of many books about the life in and the history of this district and of the city, Diyarbakır/Amed. Here the cheese shop owner Ali Haydar Canlı shows him some old photos. Mr. Diken is well kn…


  • Sur (non-restricted area)

    Celal Usta ("Master Celal") is the oldest watch-repairer in Diyarbakır/Amed.

  • Sur (non-restricted area)

    Demolution everywhere, everything vandalised.

  • City wall

    Outside of the Sur, which means "the wall". Diyarbakır/Amed has a specific style&color of stones and this wall with the historical district behind, and the recreation area is the heart of the daily life. People are trying to behave as usual but there is n…