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A view from Hasankeyf, Batman, Turkey

A view from Hasankeyf, Batman, Turkey

Sezgin Aytuna

The  site  of Hasankeyf is very  old, the  real age is not  known, may be more than 1000 years before BC. It is located 60 km SE of  Batman in SE Turkey  on  the Tigris river. The know records indicates t 633 BC the city was ruled under Byzantine, the  castle was built  in 451. The city was occupied by muslims in 906. Seljuk Turks  concurred the  city in  1071. Artukoglu Family run the city from 1101 till 1300 and the  than city  has been ruled by the Ottomans.

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