Set in the ancient lands of Mesopotamia and on the legendary King’s Road, Siirt acts as a bridge between civilizations with its 12,000-year history. This city, which was the centre of the Patriarchate for a period, has witnessed countless struggles.
Emerging as an important centre of eastern civilization after the 7th century, Siirt became famous for its madrasas and scientific studies in the Islamic geography, raising numerous scholars, writers, geographers, astronomers, physicians and leaders.
Siirt is served with flights from some of Türkiye’s major cities and is also accessible via the state road connections, if you prefer to reach the city by land. In addition, the renowned Kurtalan Express train continues to carry passengers.