Old Halfeti, Halfeti

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  • I know the previous version without the under water. I made my obligatory service after losing everything we understand the value of the cause. The first time I saw as it descends from the mountains, what kind of Greens "How green" I thought. Now it's more touristy, but it's beautiful gardens and Karlsson is a no fame Halfeti. ...
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  • Rising waters submerged, with its many historical monuments. A lot has been subject to the legend, the only thing to do if you can't make a boat tour, there is no need to go to this too.
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  • We drove directly from the airport taxi. We paid $250 in a cab, took the airport 8:30 in the morning as he left the hotel in Antep 15:30. In old Halfeti £ 100 single-deck boat we rented from, there's three of us. Necessarily, from £ 150 bargain has opened the door for us. Boat trip my comment under Rumkale. We haven't eaten in Old Halfeti. It is winter and there was no one around for weeks and restaurants are empty.
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  • Quiet, calm and good place to visit. Loved the boat trip on the river. Needs more support...
  • Nice place one time visit is enough . No good restaurants.
  • Halfeti (Ottoman Turkish: روم قلعه‎, Rumkale,Kurdish: Xelfetî‎) is a small farming district on the east bank of the river Euphrates in Şanlıurfa Province in Turkey, 120 km from the city of Şanlıurfa. Population (2000 census) 33,467 (of which 2,608 were in the town of Halfeti, the majority being in the surrounding villages). Most of the villages were submerged in the 1990s under the waters behind the dam on the Euphrates at Birecik. The town was therefore removed to the village of Karaotlak, the building of the new town is now complete. History The Assyrian King Shalmaneser III (855 BC) established a settlement here named Shitamrat.The town was subsequently settled by a number of civilisations and known as Urima (Ώριμα in Greek),[citation needed] Qal'a Rhomayta or Hesna d-Romaye (in Aramaic),[citation needed] to the Byzantine Greeks it was known as Romaion Koula (Ρωμαίων Κούλα - Roman castle), and the Arab conquerors mutated this name to Qal'at al-Rum. The town was fortified and was besieged by the Mameluks in 1280, who conquered the outlying Christian villages but were unable to break into the fortress, which eventually fell to Sultan al-Ashraf in 1290.The Mameluks repaired the city walls and renamed the place Qal'at al-Muslimin although the names Urumgala and Rumkale persisted.The town was brought under Ottoman rule by Selim I. Post-dam settlement As part of the Southeastern Anatolia Project, aka GAP, several dams were constructed in the area and surrounding regions as part of a larger agricultural and economic initiative by the Turkish Government. The town of Halfeti was among those settlements, ancient and contemporary, that would remain under the rising water levels of the local dams and rivers following the execution of the GAP. Until the area was flooded in 1999, the people lived from fishing in the Euphrates and farming on the riverbank, especially growing pistachios. Then the waters came and 'new' Halfeti was built. Some buildings, including the jail, were pulled down and rebuilt in the new town. The old town of Halfeti is only partially submerged and is beginning to attract visitors, especially those who hire a ferry to visit the ruins of the nearby fortress of Rumkale (Qal'at ar-Rum). The countryside is also attractive, although the green valley of the past is now underwater. Opposite Halfeti stood the village of Kale Meydanı, which was also submerged, but the large landowners house was taken and reconstructed in the grounds of Harran University. Source : Wikiwand
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