- Urfa (Peppers) : Urfa peppers is a variety of pepper from Turkey which take its name from the city which they are grown. Urfa comes from the region surrounding the city of Sanliurfa which is located in the south-central region of Turkey near the Syrian border. Urfa is known for its complex flavor and medium heat which compliment many dishes from vegetables to seafood to steak. The Urfa pepper is a large pepper with a rounded tip. When dried Urfa has an almost purple color, a mellow heat and a fruity and smoky flavor. Sanliurfa is one of the most famous regions in Turkey because of its pepper.