Mount Nemrut in Adiyaman

Mount Nemrut in Adiyaman

Southeastern Anatolia

Southeastern Anatolia, the smallest region of Turkey, is home to many important places such as Gobeklitepe, Mount Nemrut, Hasankeyf, and Zeugma Ancient City.

The region became more known with the discovery of Gobeklitepe, the oldest temple built by humanity. The first discovery was made in 1963, but the real research started in 1994 thanks to German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt. He spent 20 years there to shed light on the history of humanity.

Almost all cities here offer unique tastes with their local dishes but, the most famous is Gaziantep, with the world’s most beautiful pistachios and delicious baklava. Gaziantep is known as Turkey’s city of gastronomy, and it has nearly 300 types of food.

We can say that the local people are the most hospitable and friendly people in Turkey. They are happy to see tourists in their hometowns and are proud to help people in any way they can.

The weather condition in the region is dry and rainless in summer. The arid climate can dry out your skin if you have sensitive skin.

There are nine cities in the region. All cities except Kilis have airports open to flights from Istanbul and Ankara.

Southeastern Anatolia Region is the flattest area in Turkey. It has less diversity in terms of plains compared to other regions.

The region is rich in terms of underground resources and has important oil deposits.