Mêrdin / Mardin

Mardin (Kurdish: Mêrdîn‎, Syriac: ܡܶܪܕܺܝܢ‎, Arabic/Ottoman Turkish: ماردينMārdīn) is a city in North Kurdistan / southeastern Turkey.

Mardin is a diverse city. People often say “Mardin is a mosaic”.

Historically, Mardin produced sesame. Tourism is an important industry.

 

HDP mayor faces terrorism charges over ‘planting green beans’

A court in Turkey’s southeastern Mardin province has pushed forward with terrorism charges against a dismissed mayor from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) over her municipality’s support for women’s cooperatives, which were planting green beans