Gaziantep – city & birds

Escaping the youth council for an afternoon, I went to visit Gaziantep city along with the other EVSers. It’s a big metropolitan area of over a million people. Linear avenues stretch endlessly, bearing rows of plain or shabby apartment blocks and small shops. Until our bus reaches the city centre, where the pedestrian and motor traffic move to another level of cacophony.

Amidst the buzzing, jewels emerge. The odd Ottoman building, secret, silent streets, a beautiful skyline and the Kale. This fortress helped Antep resist French occupation in 1921. Subsequently, the city was rewarded with the prefix “Gazi”, which means “warrior of the faith” and “war veteran”. Nowadays people use both Antep and Gaziantep to name the biggest city in the south east.





About seboseba

I grew up in Essex, I happen to be French and I love Turkey (the country), especially Istanbul, among other places, for having lived there. I studied European policies and communication, graduating with a MA in both (yep, studying is still almost free in France). I wrote a research dissertation on employee recognition, the origins of virtue and corporate social responsibility. I love photography (hence the blogging), European training courses, forum theatre, jazz, blues, rock music, hiking in the mountains, skiing. If I could choose, I'd be a student all my life, but that doesn't pay much! You might have guessed by now, I'm looking for a job, but communication looks like a dead end these days so maybe I'll watch Midnight Cowboy again and get inspired...:-)


  1. maryse

    Ne t’amuse pas a prendre la moto, ou sont les velos?
    belles photos de nuit, ça me rapelle quand j’etais au Nikon club, on nous aprennais,. Les tiennes sont supers


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