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Malatya is most historical place than anyplace in Turkey...You can potter at visiting or who can eat from there's nice eats...
Dataweigh In ancient times, it was also known by its older name of Melitene, that dates back to the Roman period. An even older name (of the ancient Hittite city) was Melid. Ancient Malatya lies a few kilometres from the modern city in what is now the village of Arslantepe and near the dependant district center of Battalgazi (Byzantine to Ottoman). The town of Battalgazi was the location of the Malatya city until the 19th century, when a gradual move to the present third location was started. Battalgazi's official name was Eskimalatya (Old Malatya) until recently, a name that is still used locally.

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Additional Photos by Yagmur KILIC (ymrk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 144 N: 1956] (15099)
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