Gaziantep Information About
Known as the "Paris of the East" in modern design, Gaziantep is located in south-eastern Anatolia. Due to its proximity to Anatolia and the Middle East and its proximity to port cities, it is the most developed city in the region in terms of industry and trade. Gaziantep, also known as Antep for short, has an area of 6,887 km2 and a population of around 1 million 931,000. Located on the historic Silk Road, the city is one of the first residential areas of Anatolia. The area between Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean is one of the most fertile areas and this is exactly where Antep is located between the city of Dicle and the Euphrates River. It was also an important settlement area for many civilizations throughout history. In the Hethytic, Roman and Byzhantic times, Antep was also an important place of worship. Gaziantep, with its cultural diversity, history and unique cuisine, is one of the richest cities in Turkey. Although the climate is a mix of Mediterranean and continental, the winter in Antep is not very harsh as it is not on the coast. So you don't have to wait for summer to buy a Gaziantep plane ticket.
From the airport to the city centre
Gaziantep Oğuzeli Airport is located in the Oğuzeli area, 20 km from Gaziantep. The average distance from the airport to the city centre is 35-40 minutes. In 1976 the airport was opened to passenger traffic on domestic routes and in 1993 it started offering international services. The airport has an annual passenger capacity of 4 million passengers. You can choose private airport buses, taxi companies, and car rental companies to get to the city centre from the airport. At the end of your Gaziantep flight, your plane will land through Antep's famous peanut fields.