Turkey // The Euphrates and Tigris basin //


The D-400 crosses the broad Euphrates River at BIRECIK. Set on a rise below the striking pale limestone bluffs backing the river, Birecik’s castle was founded during the eleventh century, and served as a frontier outpost for the Crusader state of Edessa. Birecik is also the hub for onward transport to atmospheric Halfeti.

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