Journey To Where History Began: Southeastern Turkey

If you are coming  to start an investment in Turkey or for a holiday where you can touch the history of humanity and enjoy some of the most delicious food in the country, we recommend you to visit the ancient cities of ”Gaziantep and Şanlıurfa” in southeastern Anatolia.

Please Your Eyes!

Gaziantep, which is famed as "A Gastronomy Capital", it has been included in UNESCO's Inspired Cities Network. It has lots of museums and offers many historical and cultural attractive points including the Coppersmiths' Bazaar, Elmacı Bazaar, and Gaziantep Castle.  Gaziantep Zoo is the biggest one in Turkey. Also, the city offers a rich food culture and unique breakfasts; They start the day with "beyran," a soup cooked with lamb at a high temperature and flavored with vinegar, spices and garlic, then comes “katmer”,  fried flatbread, covered with pistachio and kaymak, a creamy dairy product. Yuvalama soup, onion and kebabs such as garlic kebab and kushleme, shiveydiz, lahmacun and, chickpea wraps are the must-try foods. then you can drink Turkish menengich coffee, one of the local tastes. the city has nearly 500 kinds of local foods. So, a true feasting for your palate is guaranteed!


Discover the history of humanity!

The second destination in the southeastern Anatolia region is “Şanlıurfa”, "The City Of The First Prophet".

The city, where the temperature does not drop below 10 degrees celsius in winter, offers a chance to walk around the unique beauties in good weather all over the year.



The most important sightseeing location is the historical Balıklıgöl (Fish Lake) According to legends Balıklıgöl is the birthplace of prophet “Abraham”. Balıklıgöl is among the most important religious centers of the city, and is the biggest natural aquarium in the world. Balıklıgöl, in Şanlıurfa is believed to be sacred as it is the place where Abraham was thrown into the fire by Nimrod and saved by God.



Harran district, another candidate for UNESCO's World Heritage List is identified with its conical-domed houses and the ruins of the Great Mosque dating back to the period of Umayyad, and the first Islamic University.



This UNESCO World Heritage Site is full of tourists all the time. it is easily accessible and just 20 minutes away from the city center.

These southeastern cities are not places that can only be visited in one season like most other regions. It can be visited during the whole year. There is great potential for history, nature, skiing and thermal tourism here.

Last Updated: 4/15/2019 11:20:10 AM