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Gaziantep (Antep)

Getting there & away

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Land

Car

You may need a car to see some of the surrounding sights, especially Yesemek Open-Air Museum. Try Arsan or Sixt Rent A Car (336 7718; Ordu Caddesi), 1.5km west of town.

Train

The comfortable Toros Ekspresi leaves for İstanbul via Adana and Konya at 2.30pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday (€20, 27 hours). To get to Aleppo and Damascus by train, you’ll need to go to İslahiye to catch the twice-weekly train to Syria (about five hours from İslahiye, €5)

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Air

Gaziantep’s Oğuzeli airport is 20km from the centre. An airport bus departs from outside each airline office 1½ hours before flights (€3).

Cyprus Turkish Airlines (www.kthy.net) Two weekly flights to Ercan (Northern Cyprus), from €50.

Onur Air (221 0304; www.onurair.com.tr; Kazaz İş Merkezi; 7am-7pm) Two daily flights to/from İstanbul (from €50; 1¾ hours).

Pegasus (www.flypgs.com) Daily flights to/from İstanbul (from €45) and to/from İzmir (from €45).

Sun Express (www.sunexpress.com.tr) Three weekly flights to/from İzmir (from €45, 1¾ hours).

Turkish Airlines (230 1563; www.thy.com; Atatürk Bulvarı; 8.30-5.30pm Mon-Fri & 8.30am-1pm Sat) Two to three daily flights to/from İstanbul (from €50, 1¾ hours).

These airline companies don’t have offices in Gaziantep but any travel agency, including Arsan, can issue tickets in behalf of these companies

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