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Savur

Savur that is known to be the small Mardin with its location, houses, streets and architectural texture, seems to be the green belt of Mardin.  In the district, Savur Watercourse has a very beautiful nature with its green valley extending for kilometres and the fruit trees surrounding it.

Savur did not lose its characteristic and still maintains its original life with its lace-type inlaid streets, abbaras (archways), lively streets and bazaars. It is possible to buy fruits and vegetables that are still produced there, also to watch the streets and drink tea at the same time by eating Savur-specific bread that resembles Turkish bagel in Savur, famous for its grapes, plums, cucumbers, and various vegetables.

Savur is located nearby a mountain slope just like Mardin, and it retained its silhouette, houses and streets very well in a luckier way in comparison to Mardin. Its castle that is still alive, 200-year-old houses such as Abdullah Pasha Mansion and the laundries that are unique to Turkey, all remind of a medieval city in which life continues slowly.

Kıllıt (Dereiçi) Village that is located 7 km East of Savur, is a large and prosperous Syriac village. The migration wave that started in 1970 affected the village to a great extent and there are only 3 households in the village today. Most of the migrants go back to the village and repair their houses during summer holidays.

The forsaken, vaulted stone mansions of Mardin remain gloomy, so is the closed bazaar.

There are 3 different adjacent churches in the village in addition to its architectural texture reminding of a Medieval city: Ancient Syriac Orthodox Church (Mor Yuhanon Dilimoyo) that was built in 370, Catholic Church and Protestant Church.

There is a wine factory in the village that is not operating at the moment.