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Dar-ul-Islam. A record of a journey through ten of the Asiatic Provincs of Turkey

London, 1904 (Bickers & Son)


Kilis - Meydanakbez - İslahiye - Kahramanmaraş (Maraş) - Süleymaniye (Zeytun) - Elbistan - Derende - Hekimhan - Malatya - Akçadağ (Arga) - Besni - Mardin - Dara ruins - Nusaybin - Cizre - Zaho -  Amadia - Akra - Mosul - Kirkuk - Suleymaniye - Rania - Rowandiz - Zaho - Şırnak - Van - Iğdır - Gümri (Alexandropol) - Tiflis

See map below

for a gallery of the pictures taken by Sykes, see here

map of Sykes route