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A wonderful city with a rich and complicated history, famed for its textile handicraft and exquisite silversmithing.

Midyat is a town in Mardin Province of Turkey. The ancient city is the center of a centuries-old Hurrian town in Southeast Turkey, widely familiar under its Syrian name Tur Abdin. Midyat is the regional center of commerce.The City makes handicrafts such as carpets, towels and other cloth goods. More specific to the city is its silver crafts called telkari, which are handcrafted filigreed ornaments. Another staple in the Midyat market is its bulgur, which is a cereal food derived from wheat.Tourism in Midyat, however dwarfed compared to in Mardin, is an important part of the economy as well.
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