|• Elected Mayor||Gulistan Öncü (HDP)|
|• Kaymakam and Trustee||Bayram Türker|
|• District||1,031.82 km2 (398.39 sq mi)|
|• District density||30/km2 (77/sq mi)|
Savur (Arabic: صور, Kurdish: Stewrê) is a town and district in the Mardin Province of Turkey.
In the local elections of March 2019, Gülistan Öncü of the pro-minority HDP was elected mayor. 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.
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, and some ancient mansions in the outskirts of the castle.
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.
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