İdil (Syriac: ܒܝܬ ܙܒܕܐBeṯ Zabday or ܐܙܟĀzaḵ, Kurdish: Hezex) is a district of Şırnak Province of Turkey. The predominant religion in the region is Islam, although it was once the home of many Assyrians belonging to the Syriac Orthodox Church and who were speakers of the Syriac language, an Aramaic dialect. Idil, part of Tur Abdin, was one of the villages that fell victim to the Assyrian Genocide or Seyfo (literally "the sword" in Syriac) from 1915-1918 (the final years of the Ottoman Empire). After the genocide, many of Idil's (or Beth-Zabday's) surviving Assyrian population was involved in a diaspora; like many of the other Assyrians and Armenians; they too fled to parts of the Middle East, Cyprus, Germany, Sweden, Holland, Canada, and the United States. Kefshenne is one of its important villages.