Diyarbakir's sur (city wall in Turkish) can be a bit scary with
few railings and staircases with a 10% grade. The manzara (panoramic view) from the wall is breathtaking, particularly at sunset. The colors of Diyarbakir's sunsets are so vibrant and
varied and unlike any I've seen in smoggy Istanbul.
While I am not opposed to delving deeper into matters of Kurdish politics, this is a food blog and my intent here is to simply share my personal experience where the culture, food and people are central. Check out my recipes page for a look into making Turkish içli kofte (meat-filled bulgur dumplings) with the generous host family we stayed with in Diyarbakir.
And if you are at all considering a trip to Turkey's southeast or anywhere in the Anatolia region, don't miss Diyarbakir! (Or Mardin...post to come soon!)