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Kızıltepe
Qoser
Kızıltepe Qoser is located in Turkey
Kızıltepe Qoser
Kızıltepe
Qoser
Coordinates: 37°11′38″N 40°35′10″E / 37.19389°N 40.58611°E / 37.19389; 40.58611Coordinates: 37°11′38″N 40°35′10″E / 37.19389°N 40.58611°E / 37.19389; 40.58611
CountryTurkey
ProvinceMardin
Government
 • Elected MayorNilufer Elik Yılmaz (HDP)
 • KaymakamHuseyn Cam
Area
 • District1,416.37 km2 (546.86 sq mi)
Elevation
498 m (1,634 ft)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
147,585
 • District
228,356
 • District density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Post code
47440
Websitewww.kiziltepe-bld.gov.tr

Kızıltepe (Kurdish: Qoser‎, Ottoman Turkish: Koçhisar‎ or Tell-Ermen (meaning "Armenian hill"),[3] 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.

Government[edit]

In the local elections of March 2019 Nilüfer Elik Yılmaz was elected as Mayor.[4] But on 15 November 2019 she was dismissed and a trustee was appointed.[5] The current District Governor is Huseyn Cam, who also appointed as trustee.[5]

History[edit]

The town has a historic 13th century great Friday mosque built by the Artukids.

In the late 1980s there existed a refugee camp for Kurds who fled persecution by Saddam Hussein.[6]

It was also the scene of clashes between protesting Kurds and Turkish riot police in 2006.[7] In KiziltepIe have been imposed curfews in the past.[8]

Kızıltepe, with +48.8 °C (119.84 °F) on August 14, 1993, holds the record for the highest temperature ever recorded in Turkey.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  3. ^ Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History. Volume 4 (1200-1350), David Thomas, Alexander Mallett, page 331, 2012
  4. ^ Şafak, Yeni (2019-11-17). "Mardin Kızıltepe Seçim Sonuçları – Kızıltepe Yerel Seçim Sonuçları". Yeni Şafak (in Turkish). Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  5. ^ a b "Turkey removes 15th pro-Kurdish mayor since March over alleged terror links". IPA NEWS. 2019-11-05. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  6. ^ Relations, United States Congress Senate Committee on Foreign (1990). United States Policy Toward Iraq: Human Rights, Weapons Proliferation, and International Law : Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session, June 15, 1990. Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 67.CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "Curfew in 6 Southeastern Cities". Bianet. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  9. ^ http://www.mgm.gov.tr/genel/sss.aspx?s=sicaklikenleri2


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