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Southeastern Anatolia

Southeastern Anatolia is bordered by the Mediterranean Region to the west, the Eastern Anatolia Region to the north, Syria to the south, and Iraq to the southeast. Southeastern Anatolia Region covers 7.5 percent of the lands in Turkey with a surface area of 61.000 km2 (23,552 sq mi). Southeastern Anatolian Region has a very rich history and cultural heritage as can be seen in its magnificent historical sites.

Sanlıurfa known as ancient Edessa

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Şanlıurfa - Geschichte der Stadt

Sanlıurfa as a city is mostly known by the Europeans with her antique name, Edessa. Sanlıurfa is the central part of a city in Turkey with a population of about 390.000 and is located in the hot climate zone in southeast Anatolia. In geographical terms, she is part of Northern Mesopotamia.

Nemrut Mountain - Ancient monuments at the Euphrate

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Nemrut - Der Berg

Nemrut Mountain, much better known as the Mountain of Nemrut, is in the province of Adiyaman to the west of the Euphrates valley in the south east of Turkey and is one of the most important tourist sites in the country.

Gaziantep - Past and Present

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Die Stadt Gaziantep

Gaziantep province, founded on a fertile land with a moderate climate, is the most important industrial and cultural centre of the region. There are architectural structures in the city which show the remains of a rich history.

Diyarbakir - A City Where Old Meets New

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The Diyarbakir city walls were first constructed by the Roman Emperor Constantine. The city walls were enlarged during the Seljuk and Ottoman periods and 82 towers were added. These walls are the second longest walls in the world after the Great Wall of China and actually rank first in terms of wall height.

Batman at Bati Raman Mountain

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Die Stadt Batman

Batman, former known as Elih, is the capital of the Turkish district and province of Batman and got its name from the surrounding mountains called Bati Raman. There is a railway which starts here and goes to Istanbul. There is also a small national airport.

Kilis at the Syrian border

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Kilis is a city in South-Central Turkey on the border with Syria and capital of Kilis Province. It is generally associated with the city of Kilisi, noted in Assyrian texts.Read More The Öncüpınar Syrian border crossing is 5 km (3 mi) to the south and the large city of Gaziantep is 60 km (37 mi) to the north.

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