Turkey // The Euphrates and Tigris basin //

East of Gaziantep: towards Sanliurfa

The newly completed 0-52 toll motorway and the old D-400 link Gaziantep with the next destination for most travellers, Şanlıurfa. Either en route, or using Gaziantep as a base, it’s worth also trying to see the site of Zeugma, where the magnificent mosaics on display in Gaziantep were found, and the relaxed village of Halfeti, on the banks of the Euphrates.