GAZİANTEP

This lively crowded modern city with the largest population of the region, boasts fine domestic architecture especially in the Christian quarter and several fine mosques.
Gaziantep, also known by the locals as Antep, was first occupied during the Hittite times (Yesemek and Karkamish) and then survived all future civilizations from Assyrian through the Crusaders, the Byzantine and Arab before finally becoming Turkish after the defeat of the French in 1920.

Amongst other worthwhile places to be seen, we propose the Archeological Museum, the Kale (castle), the bazaar, the Hasan Suzer Ethnography Museum (not for the exhibits but for its architecture) and the Kurtulus Camii (mosque).
One of the newest highlights of Ganziantep’s area is, with no doubt, the new Mosaic museum exhibiting the find of the site of Zeugma rescued in extremis from the floods of the Euphrates dam.