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Koçhisar Mosque in Kızıltepe
|• Elected Mayor||Nilufer Elik Yılmaz (HDP)|
|• Kaymakam||Huseyn Cam|
|• District||1,416.37 km2 (546.86 sq mi)|
|Elevation||498 m (1,634 ft)|
|• District density||160/km2 (420/sq mi)|
Kızıltepe (Kurdish: Qoser, Ottoman Turkish: Koçhisar or Tell-Ermen (meaning "Armenian hill"), Arabic: دنيصر) is a town in, and a district of Mardin Province of Turkey. As of 2014, the town had a population of 225,888. Most of the people are Kurds but there are some Arabs, Turks (who came here for government business) and Christians.
In the local elections of March 2019 Nilüfer Elik Yılmaz was elected as Mayor. But on 15 November 2019 she was dismissed and a trustee was appointed. The current District Governor is Huseyn Cam, who also appointed as trustee.
Kızıltepe, with +48.8 °C (119.84 °F) on August 14, 1993, holds the record for the highest temperature ever recorded in Turkey.
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