THE IMPORTANCE OF GAZIANTEP IN THE MIDDLE EAST REGION
Gaziantep is located in the South-Eastern Anatolian Region and also the most developed city in agriculture, industry and commerce. • There are 3 universities in Gaziantep: ► Gaziantep University (state) ► Hasan Kalyoncu University (private) ► Sanko University (private)
In 2015, Gaziantep was included in UNESCO’s heritage list in gastronomy for its famous cuisine. Lahmacun, kebabs, meatballs and local desserts baklava and künefe are the most popular ones.
Zeugma Mosaic Museum is the largest mosaic museum in the world, containing 1.700 m2 of mosaics from the ancient Roman town of Zeugma. • Many of the mosaics are world renowned such as Poseidon, Dionysus, Achilles, Gypsy Girl • Zeugma Mosaic Museum is a good example of how the ancient and the modern can harmoniously work together.
In April 2011, Turkey opened its doors to a group of 252 people, then hundreds of thousands of people crossed the borders. Policy of Turkish Government for Syrian Refugees: • Open Door Policy • Temporary Protection. Since the beginning, Turkey has been the main destination country for many of the 3.4 million Syrians seeking refuge and a better life. Over 1.5 million live along the border in south and south-eastern Turkey, with the highest concentration in the municipality of Gaziantep. As the conflict in Syria continues to displace civilians every day, Gaziantep remains an active host city with its crucial role in the Middle East region.