Since these civilizations regard Ağrı as an entrance gate, they have not been able to form a very rooted culture here.

The Hurrians settled in the region between 1340 and 1200 BC upon the disappearance of the Hittites’ power, which they believed to have dominated the area. The hurries were unable to hold Agri away from Urfa, the center of the kingdom, in their hands.

Urartians formed the most rooted civilization. Urartu’s Van Lake began its campaigns on the northern and northern countries during the reign of King Ishinid (825 BC – 810 BC), and during the King Menua period (810 BC – 786 BC) these influences gained more weight. The buildings built on the roads to the north and northeast show that the excursions here are planned in advance. An Urartu inscription found on the slopes of Mount Ararat, between Karakoyunlu and Taşburun villagers, is the definitive proof of King Menua’s rule in this region.

The Kimmers, dating back to the days of Kızılırmak in 712 BC, established a temporary dominance in Ağrı. The Medler (708 BC – 555 BC) entered an expansion process with the collapse of the Assyrian state, which eventually contributed Ağrı and its surroundings to its territory.

With the collapse of Medler, the Persians; Alexander the Great’s Persian King lll. They lived in the region for almost two centuries until Darius defeated Anatolia in 331 BC. They took over the Armenians and the Georgians who benefited from the gap created by the death of Alexander the Great.

Islamic Armies conquered the region during the Caliphate Osman. Ağrı, which was under the control of the Abbasids until the year 872, was later controlled by Byzantium.

1071 Malazgirt After the battle, the Turkish tribe, began to arrive. The pain fell into the borders of the Sökmenli State for nearly a hundred years. Ani Atabekleri between 1027 – 1225, Cengizliler in 1239, Ilkhans and Celalis between 1256 and 1358 ruled in Ağrı. The Ilkhans sometimes held their congresses in Agri Mountain, where they ruled Anatolia and Iran. In 1393, the Mongolian king Aksak Timur captured the region of Agri. Between 1405 and 1468, Ağrı was located within the territory of Karakoyunlu, and when Karakoyuns were demolished, it passed over to Ağrı Akkoyunlular. Ağrı was added to the Ottoman lands by Yavuz Sultan Selim after the Çaldiran Battle in 1514.

Ararat Mountain, which is mentioned in the Torah because of its relevance to the Noah Flood, and Ararat, also called Ağrı by westerners because its country is thought to be Agri and its environs. 5165 m. The height of Mount Ararat, Turkey’s most prominent mountain in the province within the borders.


It is one of the most important cultural tourism centers of our country. One of the first things to notice is the city. The presence of civilizations on the road has added a distinct value to it. Mount Ararat (5137 m.), The highest mountain in Europe and our country, is waiting for you at the beginning. Small Ağrı Mountain (3896 m.) At the beginning of Ağrı stands silent as a younger brother.

The world’s most massive Meteor Puddle after Alaska and the trail of Noah’s Ship on its route are two major tourist destinations that you should definitely visit in your cultural tours. Ishak Pasha Palace will magnify you with its magnificent architecture in Dogubayazit, the gate of Ottoman opening to the East. Never leave the palace without seeing these traces in the castle which has the first sewerage and central heating system. Because you can forget these details in the face of great magic.

Urartu Castle and Old Beyazit Mosque, located just opposite the Ishak Pasha Palace, should definitely stop by. Ahmedi Hani Mausoleum 200 m above the mosque will add mystique to your soul.

You will feel yourself in a different realm in the authentic village life, while Maya Caves and Diadin Spas in Diadin, Eleşkirt Toprakkale and Pirabat Höyük lead you to the depths of history.

Aladağlar and fly springs are waiting for you with fresh air to be poured into your lungs.



The most famous dish is Abdigor Köftesi. This meatball, which is common in our Dogubeyazıt district, is similar to a domestic meatball. It is the most delicious food in the public service. Lean, unlimited, boneless beef, very little onion, one egg, and spices are made. Prepare fresh meat, beaten with a knob until the shape of the ointment on the stone. The meat which has become a dough is whipped by hand, adding onions and water. After the whip is rested for one hour, put the köfteler on the rice and serve.


Butter, onion, tomato paste, and the same Addaki are blended and stuffed in the animal post, buried in moist soil, then cooked on the fire, which is also called Buction.


Fresh kid or lamb meat, garlic yogurt and butter. Preparation of; raw meat is chopped, put tomato paste melted in it. In this way, the fried meat is lowered and rested for a while, and garlic yogurt is poured over and served.


0BALIK LAKE is used as a medicine in orthopedic treatments such as fracture and dislocation beyond the beautiful taste of red, scaly red trout found in the Çuma Çayı and Dicle waters.


Most beautiful flower honey is obtained here in Turkey. I can not get enough of the taste of white honey, which is obtained from spring flowers of one thousand colors and various smells.

Thin slices are cooked in the slurry before sizing. Then open the middle as the pool and put butter on it. In the surrounding area, garlic yogurt is served. Due to the oil pool that opens to the center of the size, it is not divided into separate plates and eaten from one single container.


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