Back to the Black City - Diyarbakir
We are back in Diyarbakir after an absence of seven years, having been one of our most favouritre destinations of our 2006 trip to Turkey. There have been some chnages some positive, some less so. The positive ones include the restoration of the Armenian church (see previous photo) and the opening up of some older Diyarbakir houses and the castle within the walls. Less positive are the fact that some of the children in the backstreets shout for 'money money' nowadays and there are fewer old men sititng around with their wheelbarrows on the streets. Still, the people are very friendly and one spends the day being offered to sit somewhere and join people of glases of tea, just like old times.