Şanlıurfa Archaeology
Şanlıurfa Archaeology

Since the outcome of the ice Age, Şanlıurfa has always been populated by humans: this is explained by the availability of fertile lands rich of water, wild animals and plant species as well as the Euphrates river, forming a natural border between...

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Oringin Of The Name Sanliurfa
Oringin Of The Name Sanliurfa

Şanlıurfa is commonly known with its most recent original name of Urfa, even if Şanlıurfa is the official name since 1984. During the Independence War, Urfa inhabitants resisted the siege and organised an uprising against the French army: the...

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Culture & Traditions
Culture & Traditions

Since the outcome of the ice Age, Şanlıurfa has always been populated by humans: this is explained by the availability of fertile lands rich of water, wild animals and plant species as well as the Euphrates river, forming a natural border between...

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Agriculture, Rural Life & Water
Agriculture, Rural Life & Water

Şanlıurfa is the place where the first agricultural activities were recorded about 10,000 years ago. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors learned and start to collect seeds from the vegetation, preserve and plant them on the steppes of Şanlıurfa for the...

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Climate
Climate

Continental climate prevails in this region with very hot and dry summers and warm and rainy winters. Due to dry climate, daily and annual temperatures show considerable differences. Mean temperature in the middle of summer is about 40°C (104...

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Feed Balıklıgöl Fishes
Feed Balıklıgöl Fishes

In the past,taxeswere collected from trade caravans at inns (han) where they were accommodated to spend the night. In that period, the inns were utilised as hotelsby themerchants, and where their animals were fed and could rest.Şanlıurfa is...

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Eat Urfa’s Lahmacun & Liver Kebab
Eat Urfa’s Lahmacun & Liver Kebab

Despite being associated with the whole Turkey, traditional lahmacunare still prepared in Sanliurfa: unfermented dough, onions and isot pepper (red pepper) are the ingredents of the Urfa lachmacun. The special spicy and very hot isot pepper...

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Drink Tea & Coffee In Gümrük Han
Drink Tea & Coffee In Gümrük Han

In the past, the state used to collect taxes from trade caravans at inns (han) where they accommodated. At that period, the inns used to serve as hotelswhere merchants accommodated, and fed and rested their animals.Şanlıurfa is a city which has...

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Discover The Historical Bazaars
Discover The Historical Bazaars

Modern Shopping Mall culture has peaked in our modern age, but still the historical Urfa bazaars resist. Kazaz Bazaar, Sipahi Bazaar, Bakırcılar (Coopersmiths’) Bazaar, Kınacı Bazaar, Pamukçu Bazaar, Kuşçu (Birdsellers’)Bazaar, Tütüncü Bazaar and...

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Take A Boat Trip In Halfeti
Take A Boat Trip In Halfeti

A large part of the Halfeti city, located on the eastern bankof the Euphrates river, was submerged due to the construction of the Birecik Dam in the year 2000. Halfeti is well known for its unique black rose flower, the historical stone houses...

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