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Dargeçit is located in Turkey
Coordinates: 37°32′45″N 41°43′28″E / 37.54583°N 41.72444°E / 37.54583; 41.72444Coordinates: 37°32′45″N 41°43′28″E / 37.54583°N 41.72444°E / 37.54583; 41.72444
Country  Turkey
Province Mardin
 • Mayor Zeynep Sipçik (BDP)
 • Kaymakam Adem Ünal
 • District 538.94 km2 (208.09 sq mi)
Elevation 940 m (3,080 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 17,329
 • District 30,253
 • District density 56/km2 (150/sq mi)
Post code 47750
Website www.dargecit.bel.tr
Town of Kerboran
Districts of Mardin Province

Dargeçit (Syriac: ܟܪܒܘܪܢ‎ Kerburan, Kurdish: Kerboran) is a district of the Mardin Province of Turkey, traditionally populated by ethnic-Kurds. In 1900, the town had approximately 300 families. Prior to the Assyrian and Armenian Genocides this city was inhabited by Kurds, Assyrians/Syriacs and Armenians. Before 1979, it was still inhabited by Kurds and Assyrians, but most of the Assyrian/Syriac people fled/left the city after the murder of Andreas Demir Lahdik, the Mayor of Kerburan at the time.[citation needed] The government then changed the name of the city to Dargeçit by force. After the exodus, the town was nearly completely populated by a Kurdish majority, with a tiny Assyrian remnant.

There is the Syriac Orthodox Church of Mor Kuriyakos, which is now restored thanks to the Assyrian/Syriac diaspora. There are also two other churches, one Protestant and the other Catholic. They are both abandoned.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.