The City of Castles
Known as “the city of castles”, Osmaniye is a beautiful and pleasant Mediterranean city, has a texture that connects the east and West of the country.
Osmaniye is also the hometown of world-renowned man of letters Yaşar Kemal, the first Turkish writer nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Yaşar Kemal was born in Hemite Village. His famous novel, İnce Memed (Memed My Hawk), translated into more than 40 languages reflects well the region.
Osmaniye’s geographic location amongst fertile lands and contributions of diverse civilisations and communities gave the city a rich and diverse cuisine. Osmaniye, is also the national epicentre of peanuts and radish cultivation.
With its numerous castles, thermal springs, plateaus, lush green forests, Kastabala Archaeological Site, Ala Mosque and Karatepe-Aslantaş Open-Air Museum Osmaniye has a lot to offer to visitors.