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Why Our Brand Name is Aintap and History of Yemeni Shoes

Why Our Brand Name is Aintap and History of Yemeni Shoes

AINTAP (Gaziantep) is Capital of Yemeni Shoes in Turkey

Dating back to the 4th millennium BCE, Gaziantep has traces of Hittite settlement that continued till about 1183 when it was conquered by Turkish tribes. Till then it was predominantly a Syrian town named 'Hamtap'. The Ottoman Empire invaded the place in the early 16th century and named it ' AINTAP' meaning 'good spring'. Than with Ottoman Empire people start to hand making YEMENI SHOES in AINTAP and since this time AINTAP is capital of YEMENI SHOES.

 

The rule continues for four centuries uninterrupted until a French control in 1920. In 1922 however the Turks won back their land from the French troops and the prefix 'Gazi' was added by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, meaning ' Veteran and hence the name Gaziantep.

However, before these specific conquests, Gaziantep had been ruled by Assyrians, Persians, Romans, Byzantines and the Abbasids.