Ulan Bator is the capital and most populous city of Mongolia. According to 2008 data, its population is over 1 million. There is a Tonyukuk monument in a rural area 50 km from Ulan Bator. At a distance of 370 km, the main part of the Orkhon Monuments is located.

Orkhon Inscriptions are inscribed stones from the period of Bilge Kagan, the famous ruler of the Göktürk (Köktürk) Empire. These stones are the most valuable monuments of Turkish language, culture and history, both materially and spiritually.  The word "Turk" is mentioned for the first time on these Bengü stones as the name of the Turkish nation. These are the first masterpiece of Turkish literature, the magnificent example of Turkish oratory, and the first documents of the Turkish written language. Orkhon inscriptions are the first known Turkish inscriptions.It is the country's cultural, industrial and financial heart, the centre of Mongolia's transport network and connected by rail to both the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia and the Chinese railway system. The old name of the city, which is "Kızıl Bahadır" in Mongolian, is Urga. The city is divided into 9 districts.

The Sister City Protocol between the two cities was signed in Gaziantep on 25.09.2010.


The city of Ulan Bator and Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality support each other in the cultural field and actively conduct sister city relations by participating in various activities.

The opening of the Orkhon Monuments replica, which was built next to the Dokurcum mill in Gaziantep, was held with a magnificent ceremony. The Sister City protocol between Ulan Bator and Gaziantep became official at this opening ceremony.

The two cities have also carried out various collaborations in areas covering Local Government issues, and especially collaborations on Environment, Green areas, Park and Gardens.





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