OsmaniyeOsmaniye is located on the eastern edge of the Çukurova plain in the foothills of the Nur Mountains, a small city with fertile and rich agricultural land. Situated on a heavy traffic location as connecting Cukurova to Eastern part of Anatolia, Osmaniye is on the gateway between Anatolia and the Middle East. It has borders with cities Adana on the west, Kahramanmaraş on the northeast, Gaziantep on the southeast and Hatay on the south.
Osmaniye is on the Silk Road, a place of strategic importance and has been a settlement for various civilizations including the Hittites, Persians and Romans.
The Islamic presence in the area was first established by the Abbasid Caliph Harun Rashid, auxiliaries in his army being the first Turks to fight in Anatolia. They obviously took a shine to the place and following the Turkish victory over the Byzantines at Malazgirt in 1071 waves of Turkish conquest began. The Nur Mountains were settled by the Ulaşlı tribe of the Turkmens.
Throughout the history, Osmaniye hosted different civilizations; Hittites, Assyria Civilization, Persians, Greeks, Ancient Roma and Byzantine Empires. Abbasid Caliph Harun Rashid brought the Islamic culture to the area for the first time. Followed by the Malazgirt victory in 1071, Ulaşlı tribe of the Turkmens settled around the Nur Mountains area.Read More
The climate of Osmaniye is Mediterranean, with hot dry summers and mild wet winters. In summer time it gets very hot that residents usually go to the nearby Mediterranean coast or up into the Nur mountains. The plateaus are also offering a chace of relaxation and escape from the hotRead More
Places of interest
Karatepe - Aslantepe Open Air Museumhas the ruins from antiquity. The structure was constructed as a border castle by the Hittites King Azatiwatis in 8th Century BC. The city is surrounded by high towers and castles which are the ruins of Assyrians. Aslantaş Dam Lake is worth a visit, too.Read More
Visit the plateus of Osmaniye. Bagdas Plateauis offering camping availability as well as a picnic area. Located on the hills of Amanos Mountains,Zorkun Platois one of the oldest plateaus of Osmaniye. It's a great place to be with nature and do camping.Maksutoglu Plateauis another interesting place with its wooden andRead More
There's no airport in Osmaniye but in neighbour cities such as Adana, Kahramanmaraş,Gaziantepand Hatay. The closest one is theAdanaairport.Read More