|Province (il) :||Gaziantep|
|Residents :||100,488 (2012)|
|Telephone code :||(+90) 342|
|Postal code :||27700|
|License plate :||27|
|Structure and administration (status: 2014)|
|Mayor :||Hacı Fevzi Akdoğan ( AKP )|
|Residents :||135,819 (2012)|
|Population density :||130 inhabitants per km²|
|Kaymakam :||Harun Sarıfakıoğulları|
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
- Mehmet Görmez (* 1959), Islamic theologian and President of the Turkish Office for Religious Affairs (Diyanet)
- Celal Doğan (* 1943), Turkish politician
- Abdülhamit Gül (* 1977), Turkish politician (AKP)
- Turkish Institute for Statistics ( Memento of November 9, 2014 in the Internet Archive ), accessed November 9, 2014
- 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.
- “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)