Reading list | Gaziantep

Near the border with Syria and just 127km north of Aleppo, Gaziantep is a large university town and the main commercial centre of southeast Anatolia. Gazi means “fighter of the faith” and ancient Antep was given the prefix after holding out against a French attack in 1920, a story told in the War Museum.The Byzantin citadel in the middle of the town is built on a mound that was settled in the Bronze Age. It is an agricultural centre with a busy market, and is famous for pistachios. Famous for pistachios. The Emine Göğüş Cuisine Museum in a 1904 house celebrates the region's cuisine. The Zeugma Mosaic Museum has the largest colledtion of mosaics in the world, 

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