Çolemerg (Hakkari)

A city and the capital of the Hakkâri Province of Turkey.  It is located a few kilometers away from the Turkish - Iraqi border.The name Hakkâri

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A city and the capital of the Hakkâri Province of Turkey

It is located a few kilometers away from the Turkish - Iraqi border.The name Hakkâri is derived from the Syriac word  meaning farmers or cultivators. Akkārē itself is derived from Akkadian Hikaru.

The population of the city at the 2010 census was 57,844.

Hubushkia was an Iron Age kingdom located between the Urartian and Assyrian sphere of influence. The exact location of Hubushkia is unknown, but scholars suggest that the kingdom of Hubushkia was centered on the headwaters of the Great Zap River, in what is now Hakkâri Province in Eastern AnatoliaTurkey. In its long history, the region has come under the rule of the Marduk, GutianKassiteHurrianMitanni, Urartian, Nayiri, Median and Persian civilizations.



Hakkari offers visitors an assortment of restaurants and eateries. Of course, many Kurdish and Turkish traditional foods can be found, but also a few international delights such as Japanese, American, and Irish. Halil Church - This Nestorian church structure is of unknown age, and is in derelict condition due to looting and lack of any preservation efforts. Exterior viewing only is recommended, as the interior may not be safe.

Meydan Theology School - An inscription on the front gate of this building states it was erected in 1700 A.D. Its ornamental design attracts many tourists.

Rock Drawings - Ancient rock drawings can be seen on the Geveruk and Tirşin plateaus to the west of Hakkari. In his book Petroglyphs of Southeastern Anatolia, researcher Muvaffak Uyanik states that these rocky mountains portray the most extensive prehistoric rock drawings in the world.

Goat Statue - This statue is located in the center of Yüksekova province and includes similar prehistoric drawings on its side as those found in Geveruk and Tirşin.
As celebrated in other parts of region The nearest airport to Hakkari is in Van, about 2 to 3 hours drive away. Another airport in Yüksekova is currently under construction. Shuttles offer service from the airport to Hakkari, or visitors can rent a car at the Van airport. Once in Hakkari, most people walk or take minibuses.

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