For centuries Gaziantep has become a meeting place for the naturalists, historians, archaeologists, enthusiasts of adventure and for the ones who are in love with art, devotee of nature and wanderers of cultural values. It is particularly well-known throughout Turkey for its excellent pistachios and rich gastronomy. Its gastronomic connections to the ancient past have contributed much to the formation of the city’s cultural identity.
Designated UNESCO Creative City in 2015.
Rooted in the local economy as a major driving force, gastronomy is also an important element in creating intercultural dialogue and social cohesion, thus placing the city in UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network. Lahmacuns (a delicious pizza topped with spicy meat and herbs), İçli Köfte (a kind of meatball that has been cooked with a paste made of cracked wheat and meat and then fried) and baklava (a honey and nut pastry in Turkey) are only three of many delicacies that will delight both the palate and the eye…