is a town and district of Osmaniye Province
in the Mediterranean
region of Turkey
. It is located in a small plain in the foothills of the Nur Mountains
and 440 m above the sea level.
Düziçi is on a route from the Middle East to Anatolia and has seen numerous armies and campaigns throughout the centuries. There is a castle built by Abbasid caliph Harun Rashid following his capture of the area from the Byzantines in 797.
Following the battle of Malazgirt
in 1071 Turks began to move into Anatolia and these hills were settled by the Avşar
) tribe of the Turkmen, the last groups of Turks to arrive in Anatolia from Central Asia. The Ottomans took control in 1516 during the campaign against Egypt of Sultan Selim I
. In the Ottoman period the town was known as Haruniye
Düziçi is one of many places in the Çukurova
area that claims association with the legendary 17th century folk-poet Karacaoğlan
The town was occupied by the French forces after the First World War until the Turkish War of Independence.
This is a farming district, growing peanuts, corn and wheat, irrigated by Berke reservoir.
Places of interest
- The castle of Harun al-Rahshid.
- The Haruniye hot springs.
- Mount Düldül, a peak in the Nur Mountains