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Nizip (Turkey)
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Basic data
Province (il) : Gaziantep
Coordinates : 37 ° 2 '  N , 37 ° 46'  E Coordinates: 37 ° 1 '30 "  N , 37 ° 46' 0"  E
Residents : 100,488 (2012)
Telephone code : (+90) 342
Postal code : 27700
License plate : 27
Structure and administration (status: 2014)
Mayor : Hacı Fevzi Akdoğan ( AKP )
Nizip County
Residents : 135,819 (2012)
Surface: 1,046 km²
Population density : 130 inhabitants per km²
Kaymakam : Harun Sarıfakıoğulları
Website (Kaymakam):
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Nizip ( Zaza Sêwrege , Kurdish بێلقیس Bêlqîs ) is a district town in the east of the Turkish province of Gaziantep .


On June 24, 1839, a battle between the Ottoman Empire under Sultan Mahmud II and Egypt , which had broken away from the Ottoman Empire under Muhammad Ali Pascha , the Khedive , took place in Nizip . The Egyptian troops, which had conquered Palestine and Syria in the previous years , were under the command of Ibrahim Pasha , the son of Muhammad Ali, and triumphed over the Ottoman troops under Hafiz Pasha. Helmuth von Moltke , who later became the German field marshal , also took part in the battle as a Prussian military adviser to the Ottoman army .

Moltke recorded the impressions of his years in the Ottoman Empire in his work "Under the Crescent. Letters on Conditions and Events in Turkey from the Years 1835 to 1839" . He reported in great detail about the battle and its history.


One of the special sights in Nizip is the fully preserved Fevkani Kilisesi Church . The exact construction date and other information are unknown. Their architectural style is similar to that of Byzantine churches that were built in the 11th and 12th centuries. A restoration of this cultural heritage did not take place for a long time because Nizip, like many other cities in the east, had too little financial means. The church served as a hostel for a while and was then used as a warehouse before restoration work began in early 2010. This, including the newly designed and expanded property around the building, led to a place that is primarily dedicated to people with disabilities and is used by various social associations. At the same time, the historical building is a tourist attraction for Nizip.

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Nizip  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Turkish Institute for Statistics ( Memento of November 9, 2014 in the Internet Archive ), accessed November 9, 2014
  2. Helmuth von Moltke: Under the Crescent. Letters about conditions and events in Turkey from the years 1835 - 1839 . Mittler, Berlin, Posen & Bromberg 1841, p. 378-399 . Digitized version of the Bavarian State Library , accessed on December 16, 2017.
  3. “Fevkani Kilisesi Nizip'e” ( Memento of the original from April 2, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (Turkish) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /