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Sanliurfa Destination Guide

Delve into Sanliurfa in Turkey!

Sanliurfa in the region of Şanlıurfa with it's 449,549 residents is located in Turkey - some 373 mi (or 600 km) South-East of Ankara, the country's capital.

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Current time in Sanliurfa is now 03:54 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Istanbul" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Damascus, Ar Raqqah, Al Bab, Tyre, Beirut or Ulubag. While being here, make sure to check out Sanliurfa, Seyhcoban, Masuk, Keberli, Karakopru and Kadikendi as well. We discovered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Turkey - SanliUrfa -(Ufra) Travel Video

07:41 min ( November 07, 2011 by Terry Wilson)
Views: 370 - Rating: 5/5

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Urfa/Sanlıurfa: For Archaeology: Gobekl...

01:36 min ( December 11, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
Views: 2,260 - Rating: 3.4/5

Preview of Oldrover's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Sanliurfa, Turk...


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01:41 min ( July 11, 2012 by onestophoteldeals2)
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00:53 min ( March 13, 2011 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW4)
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Interesting facts about this location

Edessa

Edessa is the historical name of an ancient town in upper Mesopotamia, refounded on an ancient site by Seleucus I Nicator. For the modern history of the city, see Şanlıurfa.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 37.17, 38.79 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Ancient Greek sites in Turkey, Archaeological sites in Turkey, Buildings and structures in Şanlıurfa Province, Crusade places, History of Şanlıurfa Province, Holy cities, Osroene, Roman sites in Turkey, Seleucid colonies in Anatolia

Battle of Urfa

The Battle of Urfa was an uprising in the spring of 1920 against the French army occupying the city of Urfa (modern Şanlıurfa) by the Turkish National Forces. The French garrison of Urfa held out for two months until it sued for negotiations with the Turks for safe conduct out of the city. The Turks reneged on their promises, however, and the French unit was massacred in an ambush staged by the Turkish Nationalists during its retreat from Urfa.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 37.17, 38.79 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1920 in Turkey, Battles of the Franco-Turkish War, Conflicts in 1920, History of Şanlıurfa

Şanlıurfa GAP Stadium

Şanlıurfa GAP Stadium is an olympic stadium in Şanlıurfa, Turkey. It is the home stadium of Şanlıurfaspor. The stadium holds 28,965 spectators and was opened in 2009.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 37.17, 38.79 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Football venues in Turkey, Multi-purpose stadiums in Turkey, Sports venues completed in 2009, Şanlıurfaspor

Şanlıurfa Airport

Şanlıurfa Airport is a closed airport in Şanlıurfa Province, Turkey. It is located 9 km south of the city of Şanlıurfa (commonly called "Urfa"). It was closed in 2007 after construction of the Şanlıurfa GAP Airport, about 34 km northeast of the city.

More reading: Şanlıurfa Airport homepage
Located at 37.17, 38.79 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Airports in Turkey

Göbekli Tepe

Göbekli Tepe ("Potbelly Hill") is a Neolithic hilltop sanctuary erected at the top of a mountain ridge in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey, some 15 kilometers northeast of the town of Şanlıurfa (formerly Urfa / Edessa). It is the oldest known human-made religious structure. The site was most likely erected in the 10th millennium BCE and has been under excavation since 1994 by German and Turkish archaeologists.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 37.17, 38.79 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
Tags:10th millennium BC, Archaeological sites in Turkey, Archaeological sites of prehistoric Anatolia, Buildings and structures in Şanlıurfa Province, Eurasian shamanism, Historical religious sanctuaries, History of Şanlıurfa Province, Megalithic monuments in the Middle East, Natufian sites, Neolithic, Places of worship in Turkey, Prehistoric Anatolia, Religious buildings, Sacred mountains

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