Siirt Province, is a province of Turkey, located in the southeast. The province borders Bitlis to the north, Batman to the west, Mardin to the southwest, Şırnak to the south, and Van to the east. The provincial capital is the city of Siirt. The province is considered part of Turkish Kurdistan and has a Kurdish majority.
Siirt has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate with very hot, dry summers and chilly, wet winters. During winter months there is frequent frost and occasional snowfall.
Siirt was Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s constituency from 2003 to 2007. His wife, Mrs. Emine Erdoğan, is from Siirt and the PM had been elected to the Turkish Grand National Assembly in a by-election held in Siirt in 2003.
Although Siirt remains one of the poorer cities in Turkey, some neighborhoods have fine and modern housing including new shops, banks and hotels