Colemêrg / ‎Hakkâri

Hakkâri (Syriac: ܗܟܐܪܝ‎; Kurdish: Colemêrg‎) is a city and the capital of the Hakkâri Province of Turkey. It is located a few kilometres away from the Iraq–Turkey border. The population of the city at the 2010 census was 57,844. The city’s name originates from the Akkadian word “akkare“, which translates to plowmen or farmer.

About 20,000 to 30,000 Assyrians in the area were killed during the Assyrian Genocide of 1915.

The women’s football club Hakkarigücü Spor was promoted to the Women’s First League to take part in the 2018–19 season after finishing the 2017–18 Second League season as runners-up.

How Turkey’s Anti-Kurdish Crackdowns Threaten Women Across the Middle East

This article analyzes women’s political representation in Kurdish-majority regions of Turkey before and after the 2019 crackdown on elected mayors from the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), as well as women’s political representation in the Syrian region of Serekaniye (Ras al-Ain) before and after Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring.