Şırnak is a town in Turkey's southeastern region with a population of nearly 300,000. Şırnak is situated on the border with Syria and Iraq, and the Habur Border Gate is here. The city has a continental climate with snowy winters, and hot and dry summers. The southern parts of the city are milder in winter.
Believed to have been settled before the times of the Great Flood, the city has been ruled over by many different civilizations including the Babylonians, Assyrians, Abbasids, Seljuks and Ottomans. The Finik, Shah, Babil, Kasrik and Bazebde ruins shed light on the history of mankind. Cizre Castle, Shah Castle, Said Beg Castle, Babil Castle and Finik Castle are the castles in the region. The symbol of the city, Cudi Mountain, is believed to be the mountain where Noah’s Ark landed.
Local dishes to relish in Şırnak include kutlık (a pastry made of meat and wheat), serbıdev (cooked wheat and meat), perdepilav (rice with chicken and nuts enveloped in dough), kipe (deep fried bulgur roll), hekeheşandi (rice with mince dipped in eggs and fried), şımşıpe (stuffed vegetables) and meyre (yoghurt soup with vegetables).
There are flights to the Şerafettin Elçi Airport, and you can also reach the city by road and rail. There is no traffic congestion outside the city center.
Şırnak Şerafettin Elçi Airport, located on the Cizre Idil highway in Şırna and 9 kliometers from the city center, continues serve domestic flights. Şerafettin Elçi Airport, a civil airport, offers you the opportunity to leave your car for a certain time thanks to its parking lot and you have different options for transportation to the city center.
You can reach to the city center from Şerafettin Elçi Airport, which is 9 kilometers away from the city center, with public transportation and taxi as well as your private car.
The fastest option to reach the city center from the Şerafettin Elçi Airport is taking a taxi. Considering the fact that you are in city where traffic volume is less like Şırnak, taxis are among the most convenient alternatives for transportation.
Buses, which are close to the terminal building, are the alternatives that you can use to get to the city center from the early hours of the day and until late in the evening. You can be in the center of Şırnak in a short time with buses which are more economical compared to taxis and other options.Last Updated: January 03, 2017