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Antep previously known as Antep in Ottoman Empire is a part of southeastern Anatolia region. The city is around 185 east of Adana. It is the sixth most populous city in Turkey is one of the oldest civilization and cities inhabited in the world. There are several theories attached to the name Antep. According to a legend it is derived from Khantap meaning "king's land" in the Hittite language and in Arabic and Aramaic language it means "spring". In February 1921, the Republic of Turkey honoured the city as Ghazi Antep literally meaning "Antep the war hero" in view of its participation in the Turkish War of Independence. 

Gaziantep was part of Yamhad until conquered by the Hittites. The signs of the settlement go back to the 4th millennium BC. It is also considered to be the probable site of the Hellenistic city of Antiochia in the Taurus Mountains. It has famous Gaziantep Fortress and the Ravanda citadel restored in the 6th century.

Muslim conquered the city in 661 AD by Umayyads and the Abbasids in 750. It became a battleground of Arab-Byzantine wars and there were frequent clashes between the two. It was famously ruled by Seljuk Turk and remains it part until Ottoman conquest. Gaziantep was captured by the Ottoman Empire in 1516 and became the centre of commerce along the trade routes. It had around 3900 shops and covered bazaars and was mainly Muslim concentrated population. But it had a sizeable proportion of Armenians and Christians. 

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Gaziantep has historical buildings including ruined fortress from Byzantine Emperor and mosques from the 11th and 16th century. It also has medieval theological houses that have been converted into an archaeological museum. It has an outstanding collection of Hittite seals. Due to its proximity to Syria, Gaziantep is one of the biggest refugee havens for fleeing refugees. One of its area Inonu Caddesi is famously known as 'Little Aleppo'. It has the famous Gaziantep Archaeological Museum that was founded in 1944 and has over 65,000 artefacts on display from different civilizations. It has one of the world famous and biggest Mosaics of Zeugma from the famous city of Zeugma founded by Alexander the Great in 300 B.C  

Gaziantep is famous for its specialities copper-ware products, delicious lahmacun and sweet pastry. Gaziantep was declared as "Creative City of Gastronomy" by UNESCO in 2015. The Gaziantep kitchen has a strong influence on Turkish cuisine. Its a cuisine has a strong cultural influence of Oguz Turks and Aleppo. This can be found in kebabs, meatballs, baklava, and many more dishes. It also has two bazaars namely Zincirli and Kemikli Bazaar that are famous for traditional shoes, clothes, stones, antique weapons, gold and silver works.  

In recent time, Gaziantep has out-grown from pistachio -growers and has many modern office building, high-rise apartment in its outskirts. It has a population inching towards a million and is one of the biggest exporters of best pistachios and local baklavas. Who knows you can enjoy fall in love with the beautiful ancient city and its settlements. You want to know more about it, let us know!! 

Are you excited to know more about the place and want to plan a trip to this beautiful city? Do you want to visit the world biggest mosaic? Are you confused about how to move around this metropolitan city? Well, we have the perfect solution for your travel needs from airport shuttle service to and from Gaziantep Oğuzeli International Airport (GZT) and Gaziantep Airport (IST). Similarly, if you want Gaziantep transfer to any point in the city then TRANIGO is the answer to all your taxi service needs. Wherever you go, Go with TRANIGO!!! 

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