Gaziantep

Gaziantep

With almost one million inhabitants, Gaziantep is the largest city in the Southeastern Anatolia region of Turkey.  Evidence indicates that the area has been settled since the Bronze Age.  The center of pistachio nut cultivation in Turkey, Gaziantep is famous for its copperware and its baklava, which is rumored to be the best in the world.

Gaziantep is home to numerous sites of interest; modern museums, medieval mosques and the kale, or castle, believed to have been constructed by Romans, and restored in the 6th century AD by Emperor Justinian I.

PUBLISHED: July 22, 2013