Türkoğlu became a town in 1944 and then a district in 1960, when it took the name of Turkoglu. Türkoğlu and its surroundings are the location for many important settlements since the Prehistoric (Chalcolithic-Bronze Age) Period. Turkoglu is the location of many Late Hittite settlements. As a result of excavations, pottery and pots belonging to the Copper and Hittite Ages were unearthed. Turkoglu has been under the rule of the Hittites, Assyrians, Kommegene, Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Muslim Arabs, Seljuks, Dulkadiroglu and Ottoman Empire, respectively. It is 20 kilometers south of the Kahramanmaraş city center with Pazarcık in the north-east, Andırın in the north-west and Nurdağı districts in the south. The climate of the town is typical of the Eastern Mediterranean climate. With the increase in the number of active dams, there has been a general increase in the precipitation of the district.

 Population in 2015: 69,480