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 (dĭ-yär′bə-kîr′, dē-yär′bŭk-ər)
A city of southeast Turkey on the Tigris River. It was a Roman colony called Amida from ad 230 to 363 and was finally captured by the Ottoman Turks in 1516.


(diːˈjɑːbɛkɪə) or


(Placename) a city in SE Turkey, on the River Tigris: ancient black basalt walls. Pop: 607 000 (2005 est). Ancient name: Amida


(dɪˈyɑr bʌk ər, -ˌyɑr bɑˈkɪər)

a city in SE Turkey in Asia, on the Tigris River. 448,300.
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ISTANBUL, Oct 8 (KUNA) -- Two Turkish security guards were killed by PKK elements in southeastern Diyarbakir province late Saturday, according to an official statement quoted by Anadolu agency.
The blast in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir caused part of the workshop - an annex to the city's main police headquarters - to collapse.
A strong blast Tuesday hit the Kurdish-majority of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey, apparently targeting riot police headquarters, AFP reported.
Une forte explosion a eu lieu pres d'un poste de la police turque dans la ville de Diyarbakir, faisant au moins quatre blesses.
Hours after the arrest of Mr Demirtas in Diyarbakir, a suspected car bomb exploded there, injuring 20 people.
Two soldiers were killed in a clash near Hani, a town outside Diyarbakir, the region's biggest city, security sources said.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The co-mayors of Turkish Southeastern city of Diyarbakir were arrested on charges of "terrorism" on late Tuesday, 25 October, local media said.
No other details of the Diyarbakir attack were available.
5 (Petra)-- Turkey declared a curfew on parts of its southeastern Kurdish Diyarbakir province ahead of an expected major crackdown against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), media reports said.
Summary: A Turkish Football Federation (TFF) decision to penalize a third tier soccer club in the predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir for adopting a Kurdish name reflects mounting tension in south-eastern Turkey.
New York (AirGuide Features - Inside Air Travel) Wed, Oct 8, 2014 - Turkish Airlines cancelled all of its Wednesday morning flights to the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey after the local governor imposed a curfew amid civil unrest, the Turkish Kanal 7 TV channel reported Oct.