Şahinbey is a district of Gaziantep Province of Turkey named after Şahin Bey (1877-1920), a Turkish National Movement commander. It is part of Gaziantep Metropolitan municipality. The population is 730,562 as of 2010. It is the location of a large amount of student housing for the public University of Gaziantep, as well as the site of two private universities: Zirve and Hasan Kalyoncu.
|• Mayor||Mehmet İhsan Tahmazoğlu (AKP)|
|• Kaymakam||Cemalettin Yılmaz|
|• District||938.78 km2 (362.46 sq mi)|
|• District density||850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)|
Counter-terrorism unit of the police in Gaziantep arrested six foreign nationalists in October 2015. These individuals had been operating a makeshift mint producing the ISIS precious metal composition coins in Sahinbey.
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