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Mardin is a city in Turkey .

Hitchhiking out

Northeast towards Midyat, Hasankeyf, Batman

The road heading northeast starts at a junction between the old city (Eski Mardin) and the Yenişehir suburb (literally “new city”, the newer suburb of the city lying on the plain), just at where the steep hill towards the old city starts/ends, opposite the big-box type market named Migros. Note the junction of the road leading to Şırnak by its sign (which is nearer to the old city than the junction of the road to Midyat) not to take the wrong road, as the junctions lie very close to each other.

It’s no problem to attract a ride here, as in the rest of Southeastern Anatolia. Drivers seeing you walking towards the exit of the city stop by even when you’re not actually thumbing.

North towards Diyarbakır

From the park in the new city (Yenisehir), just walk in direction Diyabakır. There'll be a huge crossing after a few 100 meters. Walk a little further until you find a nice place to htich.

South towards Kızıltepe, South-East towards Nusaybin, Cizre, Iraq

From the new town (Yenişehir) you can walk to the junction with road D950 towards Kiziltepe. Kiziltepe is rather unpleasant but here on the "Silk Road" you will find plenty of vehicles and trucks heading East to Cizre and Iraq.


Başak Hotel at the main street of old city has open-air beds on the rooftop available for 15 TL/person a night.

There is an abandoned palace where you can sleep for free on the flood, very quite place. Its next to şahmeran pansiyon (30 TL dormitory), go same way as if you go to the pansiyon, when you see the entrance of şahmeran continu up on the left, there its the end of the street and you can enter in the ruines of the palace.