Introductions to Urfa

Close to the border with Lebanon, Urfa features a middle-eastern profile, with traditional boroughs, chador-covered women and moustached men in Arabic clothes. With a population of almost half a million people, the town houses a mix of Turkish, Kurdish and Arab residents.

One of Turkey’s holiest towns, it draws flock of pilgrims from the surrounding areas due to its connection with Prophet Ibrahim. Urfa also serves as a gateway for exploring the nearby archaeological site of Gobekli Tepe, which became widely recognisable after it was presented on the cover of National Geographic magazine a few years ago.

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