A new tourist train to discover southeastern Turkey


Turkey launched the “Mesopotamia Express” tourist train to discover its tourist areas located in the south and southeast of the country.

The train scheduled to depart from the capital, Ankara, towards the state of Diyarbakir (southeast) on April 19, will pass through the states of Kayseri, Malatya, and Elazig before arriving in Diyarbakir.

The train takes its name from the “Mesopotamia” region, which means “Mesopotamia” and includes parts of Turkey, Syria and Iraq.

On Saturday, the aforementioned tourist train completed its trial tour aimed at promoting it.


The train arrived in Diyarbakir on Saturday, one day after the start of the test flight from Ankara.

The train gives its passengers the opportunity to tour and shop in the states and tourist stations that it passes through, and discover their tourist, archaeological and historical attractions, as well as their local dishes.

The length of the tourist train line is 1,051 km, and the first official trip is scheduled to depart on April 19 from Ankara, arriving in Diyarbakir the next day, and departing from there towards Ankara again on the 21st of the same month.

The capacity of one trip of the Mesopotamia Express is 180 passengers.

The train also includes 9 cars with beds for two people.