Savur
Savur
Savur
Coordinates: 37°32′15″N 40°53′21″E / 37.53750°N 40.88917°E / 37.53750; 40.88917Coordinates: 37°32′15″N 40°53′21″E / 37.53750°N 40.88917°E / 37.53750; 40.88917
Country Turkey
ProvinceMardin
Government
 • Elected MayorGulistan Öncü (HDP)
 • Kaymakam and TrusteeBayram Türker
Area
 • District1,031.82 km2 (398.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
6,713
 • District
30,588
 • District density30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Post code
47860
Websitewww.savur.bel.tr
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Savur (Arabic: صور‎, Kurdish: Stewrê[3]) is a town and district in the Mardin Province of Turkey.

Politics

In the local elections of March 2019, Gülistan Öncü of the pro-minority HDP was elected mayor.[4] On 15 November 2019, she was detained due to an investigation related to terrorism. She was dismissed the following day, and District Governor Bayram Türker was appointed as a trustee.[5]

Historical places

The district is rich in historical places, some of which are: Aynkamar, Ras-ıl Meydan, Ras-ıl Harf, Köprübaşı as promenade places, the Old Mosque, Savur Castle,[6] and some ancient mansions in the outskirts of the castle.

Education

Savur has a high literacy rate compared to neighboring regions.

Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar was born in this town in 1946. He attended primary school in Savur.[7]

References

  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. ^ Avcýkýran, Dr. Adem (ed.). "Kürtçe Anamnez, Anamneza bi Kurmancî" (PDF). Tirsik. p. 55. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  4. ^ Şafak, Yeni (2019-11-16). "Mardin Savur Seçim Sonuçları – Savur Yerel Seçim Sonuçları". Yeni Şafak (in Turkish). Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  5. ^ "4 HDP mayors in southeastern Turkey dismissed on terror charges". DailySabah. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  6. ^ "Savur: the "small version" of Mardin with 3000-year-old history". Offbeat Travel Blog. 2018-04-30. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  7. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved 2019-11-16.