AğrıAğrı formerly Karaköse, is the capital of Ağrı Province at the eastern end of Turkey, near the border with Iran. Ağrı is a crossroads of civilisations, a matrix of blended histories, cultures, beliefs, and tolerance. Travellers interested in history and culture will find in Ağrı a fascinating open air museum. In the Ottoman Empire era the area was called Şorbulak,. It then the Ottoman Empire era the area was called Şorbulak,. It then changed to Karaköse (Kara meaning black and köse meaning a short beard) towards the end of the Ottoman period. The name "Ağrı" was given after the nearby Mount Ağrı.
The province was named after Ağrı Mountain, a locus of legends passed down from generation to generation through the oral tradition and the holy books. It has been home to many peoples and civilisations throughout its history. The province’s known history goes back to the Palaeolithic Age. Excavated Bronze Age artefactsRead More
Ağrı has a humid continental climate, with a wide range of temperature between the summer and winter, due to its high elevation. Summers are generally brief but hot with cool nights. The average high temperature in August is 30 °C (86 °F). Winters are very cold. The average low January temperature is −16 °C (3 °F). However,Read More
Places of interest
Selamlık Section.The Selamlık section of the palace is where male servants (cooks, servants,chamberlains, coachman, clerks) lived and hosted male guests. It is entered through the door onthe right side of the courtyard. Seven steps lead to a long corridor. The four old wooden cantilever beams, with their symbolic carvings, wereRead More
Diyadin Thermal Springs, also known as Köprü, Yılanlı and Davut, are located 5 km from Diyadin County. Every summer, these thermal springs rekindle and draw people seeking to alleviate skin disorders and rheumatism. Waters of Davut and Köprü hot springs, contain bicarbonate, calcium, sulphur, hydrogen, sulphides and carbon dioxide.Read More