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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.
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(diːˈjɑːbɛkɪə) or


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

a city in SE Turkey in Asia, on the Tigris River. 448,300.
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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.
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