The city of Malatya is situated on a vast plain that is bordered to the east by the Euphrates River which descends to towards Mesopotamia and just north of the Taurus Mountains. The site of ancient Malatya is only a few kilometers from the Euphrates River enjoying abundant water and rich agricultural lands. The city is known for numerous large apricot orchards and agricultural production in the surrounding countryside forming a large part of the economy as well as being the reason for annual festivals.
If you like apricots, you'll love Malatya, the apricot capital of Turkey !
Malatya's farmers produce huge harvests of excellent apricots and cherries which, fresh or dried, are shipped throughout the world.