Location of Siirt Province in Turkey
|• Electoral district||Siirt|
|• Governor||Ali Fuat Atik|
|• Total||5,406 km2 (2,087 sq mi)|
|• Density||61/km2 (160/sq mi)|
Siirt Province, (Turkish: Siirt ili, Kurdish: Parêzgeha Sêrt) is a province of Turkey, located in the southeast. The province borders Bitlis to the north, Batman to the west, Mardin to the southwest, Şırnak to the south, and Van to the east. It has an area of 5,406 km² and a total population of 300,695 (as of 2010). The provincial capital is the city of Siirt. The majority of the province's population is Kurdish. The current Governor of the Siirt province is Ali Fuat Atik.
In Order to Turkefy the local population, in September 1927 the law Law 1164 was passed which allowed the creation of Inspectorates-General (Umumi Müffetişlik, UM). that governed with martial law and a state of emergency. The Siirt province was included in the so called First Inspectorate General (Umumi Müfettişlik, UM) in which an Inspector General governed with wide-ranging authority of civilian, juridical and military matters. The UM span over the provinces of Hakkâri, Siirt, Van, Mardin, Bitlis, Sanlıurfa, Elaziğ and Diyarbakır. The Inspectorate Generals were dissolved in 1952 during the Government of the Democrat Party. For foreign citizens, the entrance to the Siirt province was forbidden until 1965.
Siirt province is divided into 7 districts (capital district in bold):
|This article about a Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey location is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|