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Halfeti, Urfa (Turkey)

Halfeti is a small, impoverished district on the banks of the river Euphrates in Urfa (Şanlıurfa) Province in Turkey 120km 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, mostly Kurdish).

Most of the villages -also Halfeti which half lies under the water - were submerged in the 1990s under the waters behind the dam on the Euphrates at Birecik. The town Halfeti was therefore removed to the village of Karaotlak, the building of the new town is now complete. It is called Yeni Halfeti (New Halfeti).
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