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Cizre is a town in southeastern Turkey on the road to Iraqi Kurdistan.

Sometimes the mentality can differ a little bit from city to city however the mentality among kids in Cizre is so radically different from the mentality of kids anywhere else in Turkey that you have to see it to believe it. One piece of advice is: Do not stop in Cizre if you can avoid it. However it is located at a 4 way intersection so you are likely to get dropped off here.

Be extra clear with declaring that you don't intend to pay for the ride in this city as many drivers here want money.

Get out

To Silopi and Zakho in Iraq

From the big intersection just follow the Silopi road and look for a piece of sidewalk where none parked so people can stop for you. It's a lot of traffic on this road so you won't have to wait long.

To Sirnak

From the center walk about 1 kilometer to get to the Sirnak-road which is not a very well traficked road but of the vehicles on it are bound for Sirnak.

Bear in mind

  1. When you start hitchhiking you are actually very likely to be surrounded by a big number of kids whose only interest in you seem to be to terrorize you. If you dont get picked up in 5 minutes this pack of kids may have grown big enough for drivers to think that you're a popstar and not a hitchhiker. A sign is recommended.
  2. People are likely to ask for money so be very clear before you get into the vehicle.