Antakya

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immediately, which is going to be about 100-120 Turkish Lira. Don't try to cross the border step by step! The Lonely Planet mentions this option, which means you catch a bus to the Turkish border control, hitchhike to the Syrian border (which is about 5 km away, and you are not allowed to walk) and then take a taxi from there to Aleppo. You should be prepared for an extremely time-consuming trip. There's no other possibility to get from the Turkish border control to the Syrian one than waiting


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, Hassa, İskenderun, Kırıkhan, Reyhanlı, Samandağ and Yayladağı. Main sights The long and varied history has created many architectural sites of interest. There is much for visitors to see in Antakya, although many buildings have been lost in the rapid growth and redevelopment of the city in recent decades. * Hatay Archaeology Museum has the second largest collection of Roman (Roman Empire) mosaics in the world. * The rock-carved ''Church of St Peter'', with its network

'') or the Antakya Archeological Museum in the city has the second largest collection of classical Roman mosaics '''in the world'''. The museum also features a good coin collection, artifacts from the Iron and Bronze Ages found in sites nearby and a very impressive sarcophagus with great reliefs. You can check many items from the collection through the official website of the museum: One of the oldest churches


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- the spicy sun-dried cheese * Eels from the Orontes, spiced and fried in olive oil ;Sweets Desserts * ''Künefe (Kanafeh)'' - a hot cheese, ''kadaif''-based sweet. Antakya is Turkey's ''künefe'' capital; the pastry shops in the centre compete to claim being kings * ''Müşebbek'' - rings of deep fried pastry. * ''Peynirli İrmik Helvası'' - Peynirli İrmik Helvası is a dessert that is made of semolina, sugar and traditional cheese


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was proposed by Atatürk and the government was under Turkish control. The president Tayfur Sökmen was a member of Turkish parliament elected in 1935 (representing Antakya (Greek: Αντιόχεια) and the prime minister Dr. Abdurrahman Melek, was also elected to the Turkish parliament (representing Gaziantep) in 1939 while still holding the prime-ministerial post. In 1939, following a popular referendum, the Republic of Hatay (Hatay State) became a Turkish province. For the referendum, Turkey had

in 1935 (representing Antakya and the prime minister Dr. Abdurrahman Melek, was also elected to the Turkish parliament (representing Gaziantep) in 1939 while still holding the prime-ministerial post. left thumb 200px Protests in Damascus by women demonstrators against Turkeys annexation of the Sanjak of Alexandretta in 1939. One of the signs reads: "Our blood is sacrificed for the Syrian Arab Sanjak." (Image:ProtestsAnnexationAlexanderetta.jpg) Politics before World War II

and Turkish military supervision. The name "Hatay" itself was proposed by Atatürk and the government was under Turkish control. The president Tayfur Sökmen was a member of Turkish parliament elected in 1935 (representing Antakya (Greek: Αντιόχεια) and the prime minister Dr. Abdurrahman Melek, was also elected to the Turkish parliament (representing Gaziantep) in 1939 while still holding the prime-ministerial post. In 1939, following a popular referendum, the Hatay State Republic


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31 blank_name Licence plate (Turkish car number plates) area_code (+90) 326 leader_name website www.antakya.bel.tr leader_name1 pushpin_map Turkey latd 36 latm 12 lats latNS N longd 36 longm 09 longs longEW E coordinates_display inline,title '''Antakya''' ( , ''Antiócheia'') is the seat of the Hatay Province

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. Ignatius of Antioch (martyred c.107), counted as the third bishop of the city, was a prominent apostolic father (Apostolic Fathers). By the 4th century, the bishop of Antioch had become the most senior bishop in a region covering modern-day eastern Turkey, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine (Palestinian territories), Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and Iran. His hierarchy served the largest number of Christians in the known world at that time. Names The name under which Edessa


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Robert Fisk: US power games in the Middle East author Robert Fisk newspaper The Independent date 19 March 2007 url http: www.independent.co.uk opinion commentators fisk robert-fisk-us-power-games-in-the-middle-east-440856.html accessdate 15 December 2010 location London Turkey's boundary with Syria has not been accepted by Syria. As a result of the Treaty of Lausanne, the former Ottoman Sanjak (province) of Alexandretta (present-day Hatay Province) was ceded to Syria

on Hitler. thumb 250px Ottoman Syria (Image:Ottoman Syria.png) '''Levantine cuisine''' is the traditional cuisine of the Levant, known in Arabic as the Bilad ash-Sham


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Ekmek '': Ingredients in Katıklı Ekmek usually consist of wheat, traditional pepper (paste), spices such as sesame and theme, çökelek or cheese. It looks like an ancestor of pizza. Not a lot of restaurants serve it, however it can be found in old-market that is located in the centre and Harbiye. * Pomegranate syrup, used as a salad dressing, called ''debes ramman'', a traditional Levantine Arabic (Levantine cuisine) dressing. * ''Semirsek'', a thin bread with hot Capsicum pepper

- the spicy sun-dried cheese * Eels from the Orontes, spiced and fried in olive oil ;Sweets Desserts * ''Künefe (Kanafeh)'' - a hot cheese, ''kadaif''-based sweet. Antakya is Turkey's ''künefe'' capital; the pastry shops in the centre compete to claim being kings * ''Müşebbek'' - rings of deep fried pastry. * ''Peynirli İrmik Helvası'' - Peynirli İrmik Helvası is a dessert that is made of semolina, sugar and traditional cheese

. İskenderun is also an important naval training base. Cuisine Distinctive İskenderun dishes include Künefe (Kadaif#Kun.C4.81fah.2FK.C3.BCnefe), a hot dessert with cheese. The main dishes include the Turkish staples such as döner and other kebabs served in the flat dürüm bread, lahmacun, and also Antakya influenced cuisine including kibbeh, and sour pomegranate syrup used as a salad dressing. İskenderun in particular offers good quality fish and prawns

Antakya

'''Antakya''' ( , ''Antiócheia'') is the seat of the Hatay Province in southern Turkey.

In ancient times, Antakya was known as Antioch and was for centuries one of the largest cities in the Roman empire and was an influential early center of Christianity; see '''Antioch'''. Today's Antakya is overwhelmingly Islamic in religion. It has a population of about a quarter of a million. Most of the population speak Turkish as their native language, while a minority are native Arabic speakers. Antakya is situated in a well-watered and fertile valley.

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