Southeastern Anatolia

Southeastern Anatolian cuisine is a unique blend of different cultures and traditions and it is particularly famous for its unique blend of spices, herbs, and flavors. It is known for its hearty and flavorful dishes, often featuring meat and spices.

Hometown of delicious kebabs and baklava, the Southeastern Anatolian region is sure to make a good impression on you with its rich gastronomic heritage. It is home to Göbeklitepe, where the wheat crop was domesticated for the first time in history.Famous for its pistachio production, certified as European Union Geographical Indication, the region’s cuisine features the best of meat-based dishes, and dishes made of the local Mardin wheat, Kebab varieties, Kahramanmaraş Turkish Ice Cream, Gaziantep’s authentic Baklava, and more.

Gaziantep is also a part of the UNESCO creative cities network for its unique gastronomic heritage.

For more information about the Southeastern Anatolia region of Türkiye, visit here.

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