Gaziantep Fortress

Gaziantep Fortress is located in the city of Gaziantep in the Southeastern Anatolian Region of Turkey. Although the original builders of the castle are unknown, the fortress dates back to 3600 BC and was built on a man-made mound. For three centuries the fortress was used by the Romans as a police station. During the Byzantine era between 527 – 565 AD, Emperor Justinian added 12 towers, a moat and surrounded the grounds with protective walls. In 1921, the fortress was an important rampart in resistance against the French during the War of Liberation.




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