Siverek

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Siverek
Sêwerek.jpg
Siverek is located in Turkey
Siverek
Siverek
Coordinates: 37°45′00″N 39°19′00″E / 37.75000°N 39.31667°E / 37.75000; 39.31667Coordinates: 37°45′00″N 39°19′00″E / 37.75000°N 39.31667°E / 37.75000; 39.31667
CountryTurkey
ProvinceŞanlıurfa
Government
 • MayorŞehmus Aydın (AKP)
 • KaymakamMustafa Çiftçiler.
Area
 • District4,366.84 km2 (1,686.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
120,556
 • District
227,017
 • District density52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Post code
63600
Websitewww.siverek.bel.tr

Siverek (Kurdish: Sêwreg‎)[3] is a city and district in the south-east of Turkey, in Şanlıurfa Province. Population 107,634 (city); 247,000 (district) (2000 census).

Siverek is in Şanlıurfa province but closer geographically to the large city of Diyarbakır (approx 83 km). In the Ottoman Empire period Siverek was within the Diyarbekir Vilayet, and it had several christian settlements.[4]

Climate[edit]

Siverek has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification: Csa).

Climate data for Siverek
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7.1
(44.8)
8.7
(47.7)
13.6
(56.5)
19.6
(67.3)
25.7
(78.3)
31.9
(89.4)
36.8
(98.2)
36.5
(97.7)
32.2
(90.0)
24.4
(75.9)
16.3
(61.3)
9.7
(49.5)
21.9
(71.4)
Average low °C (°F) 1.0
(33.8)
−0.1
(31.8)
4.4
(39.9)
8.8
(47.8)
13.4
(56.1)
18.6
(65.5)
23.0
(73.4)
22.7
(72.9)
18.7
(65.7)
12.9
(55.2)
6.6
(43.9)
2.0
(35.6)
11.0
(51.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 82
(3.2)
78
(3.1)
81
(3.2)
67
(2.6)
45
(1.8)
7
(0.3)
2
(0.1)
2
(0.1)
3
(0.1)
43
(1.7)
61
(2.4)
92
(3.6)
563
(22.2)
Source: Climate-data.org

Politics[edit]

In common with other districts of Şanlıurfa, business and politics in Siverek are strongly influenced, even controlled, by a powerful clan. Siverek is the home town of Sedat Bucak, the former DYP member of parliament who survived the car crash in the Susurluk scandal. He is the leader of the Bucak tribe, one of whom has represented the area in the Turkish Parliament since its foundation. Sedat Bucak remains a friend of former DYP leader Mehmet Ağar.[5] In the local elections in March 2019, Şehmus Aydın was elected Mayor.[6] The current Kaymakam is Mustafa Çiftçiler.[7]

References[edit]

  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.
  3. ^ Adem Avcıkıran (2009). Kürtçe Anamnez Anamneza bi Kurmancî (PDF) (in Turkish and Kurdish). p. 57. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  4. ^ Jorngerden, Joost; Verheij, Jelle, eds. (2012). Social Relations in Ottoman Diyarbekir, 1870-1915. Brill. pp. 304–310. ISBN 9789004225183.
  5. ^ "Ağar'ın Bucak sevgisi". Sabah (in Turkish). 2006-09-04. Archived from the original on 2007-05-03. Retrieved 2008-10-10.
  6. ^ "Şanlıurfa Siverek Seçim Sonuçları - 31 Mart 2019 Yerel Seçimleri". www.sabah.com.tr. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  7. ^ "Siverek Kaymakamlığı". www.siverek.gov.tr. Retrieved 2020-03-26.

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