Gaziantep

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Gaziantep

(gä'zēän`tĕp), formerly

Aintab

(īntäb`), city (1990 pop. 627,584), capital of Gaziantep prov., S Turkey. Gaziantep is an important trading and manufacturing center known for its textiles, pistachio nuts, copperware, and furniture inlaid with mother-of-pearl. An ancient Hittite city, it was occupied (8th cent. B.C.) by Sargon of Assyria. It occupied a strategic position in the Crusades and was taken by Saladin in 1183. It was the center of Turkish resistance (1920–21) to the French occupation of the region. After a long siege it was captured by the French, but was returned to Turkey in 1921. For its heroic resistance the city was awarded the title of Gazi, which means "Warrior for the Faith" or "Veteran," and from that time has been known as Gaziantep.

Gaziantep

 

a city in southern Turkey; the administrative center of Gaziantep Vilayet. Population, 160,200 (1965). Has a railroad station on the line that leads to Syria. The city produces cement, textiles, and leather goods; there is a distillery and a soap works. It is a trading center for farm produce.

Gaziantep

a city in S Turkey: base for Ibrahim Pasha's campaign against the Turks (1839) and centre of Turkish resistance to French forces (1921). Pop.: 1 004 000 (2005 est.)
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