In the past ten years, Turkey has been able to achieve a qualitative leap at various levels, the most important of which is

Gaziantep city in Turkey

Date:Thursday, January 12, 2023

In the past ten years, Turkey has been able to achieve a qualitative leap at various levels, the most important of which is

Gaziantep city in Turkey:

In the past ten years, Turkey has been able to achieve a qualitative leap at various levels, the most important of which is the economic level, as the Turkish economy has flourished and is ranked among the economies of major countries. Turkey has become the first destination for tourism in the world because of its elements that attract tourists, as Turkish cities possess a charming natural beauty, and embrace valuable archaeological monuments dating back to many civilizations and empires that passed through them. On the other hand, Turkey attracts foreign investors and Arab businessmen interested in the Turkish real estate market and those looking for apartments for sale in Turkey and apartments for sale in Istanbul and other Turkish cities. Arab businessmen from Saudis in particular and from the Arab Gulf in general prefer to search for villas for sale in Istanbul with views of the Strait BosphorusThis is to spend their vacations and summer holidays in Istanbul and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of its nature.

Today we highlight one of the most prominent Turkish cities, "Gaziantep", which hosts many valuable historical monuments and is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Turkey.


The city of Gaziantep is located in southern Turkey, overlooking the Gulf of Alexandretta, southeast of the Anatolian plateau, with a narrow outlet from the north. It is connected to the east by the state of Urfa, to which the birth of the Prophet of God Ibrahim, peace be upon him, is attributed. It is bordered to the north by the state of Kahramanmaras, and to the west by the state of Adana.

The city of Gaziantep is considered the sixth Turkish city in terms of population, which numbered one million and 367 thousand people, according to the 2011 census. Its area is 7,642 square kilometers, and the Mediterranean climate prevails with high heat in the summer and cold and dry weather in the winter.

Historical overview:

The history of the city of Gaziantep dates back to the era of the Hittites, who established their empire in Anatolia around 1600 BC, then it was subject to the rule of many empires and states that succeeded in Anatolia, such as the Babylonians, Assyrians, Persians, Romans, Armenians and Arabs.

Historical sources provide several accounts regarding the naming of the Turkish province and its main city. Some refer it to the term "Khantab", which means in the Hittite language the land of kings, while in Persian it means "the completed spring".

And in the Aramaic origin of the Arabic language, the word Ayn means spring, and the word Tab means aroma, which gives the compound word the meaning of “the fragrance of spring.” It may be altered from the Aramaic word “Ain Dab,” which in Arabic means “the spring of wolves,” and it may be altered from the Aramaic word “ Ain Thaba, which means good spring, was named by the Crusaders Hintab, Hetab, and Htab

Gaziantep tourist attractions:

The city of Gaziantep includes many ancient monuments dating back to the Byzantine, Abbasid, Roman and Seljuk eras. It is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Turkey and attracts tourists interested in valuable historical monuments. Among its most prominent features:

The city of Zaqma: It is an ancient city that the Romans took as their capital and is located on one of the tributaries of the Euphrates River. There is a mosaic museum in which there are many ancient Byzantine and Roman paintings.

Gaziantep Citadel: The construction of the castle dates back to the Bronze Age and is very similar in design to the Syrian Citadel of Aleppo. The castle is considered one of the most visited places by tourists coming to Turkey.

Kinderly Church: It was built by the French during the reign of Napoleon III in 1860 AD. It is one of the ancient churches that attracts international attention and attracts tourists from archaeologists around the world.

Gaziantep also includes many historical mosques, such as Al-Buyji Mosque, Al-Sherwani Mosque, Al-Omaria and Al-Rassam Mosque. In addition to archaeological museums such as the Stone and Copper Age Museum, the Antiquities Museum, and the Ethnography Museum.

And if you are a lover of animals and wildlife, we recommend that you visit the Gaziantep Zoo , which is the third largest zoo in the world and includes a huge number of predators and pets, approximately 300 species of them.

The city has the largest shopping center in Turkey, Sanko Park, which opened in 2009 and attracts visitors and merchants from all over the world.

If you are visiting Turkey this year to spend your vacation and enjoy a distinguished tourist tour around Turkish cities, or you come there with the aim of real estate investment and you want to buy houses in Turkey in general and apartments in Istanbul for housing or investment and obtaining another Turkish citizenship, we advise you to visit the city of Gaziantep to spend a wonderful time And you will discover majestic historical landmarks that tell you about the stories and tales of the peoples of past nations.

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