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 Antakya, Hatay, Turkey

Antakya is the seat of the Hatay Province in southern Turkey, near the border with Syria. The mayor is Lütfü Savaş.


Known as Antioch in ancient times, the city has historical significance for Christianity, as it was the place where the followers of Jesus Christ were called Christians for the first time. The city and its massive walls also played an important role during the crusades.

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The city of Hatay, also known as Antakya, has been a tourist and pilgrimage destination for centuries. Founded by one of Alexander the Great's generals as Antioch, the city was one of the centers of early Christianity. However, in recent years its proximity to the Syrian civil war has dissuaded many visitors.
Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra, reporting from Antakya, near Turkey's border with Syria, said dozens of military vehicles have crossed into ...

... Party at a meeting in the western Turkish province of Afyon. TRT World's Sarah Firth reports with more from the Turkish border city of Antakya.
The Antakya Civilizations choir, which came to Istanbul under the days of Hatay, gave a concert in the Topkapi Palace in Aya Irini. Speaking ...
Turkey's charming southern city of Antakya lies equidistant to the Mediterranean coast and the Syrian border, in the province of Hatay. The area ...
... to aid Syrian refugee mothers and their children in Antakya, Turkey, who had fled the civil war in their homeland only a few kilometers away.

A newly married couple walks up a hill with a view of the city of Antakya, Turkey, Aug. 29, 2013. The photo of a wedding invitation -- a rather ...
Antakya (Turkey) -- For years, Mr Ammar's tiny money-transfer shop in the Turkish city of Antakya caught no one's attention but the fellow ...
After standing for a few moments in front of the monument, I walk to the minibus heading for Antakya. As it departs, a Syrian boy runs by my ...
Sixteen offices of the Association of human rights and Solidarity for Oppressed Peoples (Mazlumder) in mainly Kurdish-populated cities were closed down on Sunday at an emergency meeting of the association chaired by a trustee appointed by a court ...
Another big crowd will be in attendance in Antakya as the locals look to roar Hatay to a first-leg cushion for the return game in Kayseri.
A NASA scientist, Serkan Golge, has spent the last eight months in a Turkish prison. An attempted coup in Turkey last summer resulted in the government ...
Last September, he flew to Istanbul, then headed south to Antakya, not far across the border from Aleppo. He had been invited to the Turkish city by the UN World Food Programme to help draw attention to the growing refugee crisis.
Antakya, Turkey - "Freedom!" was the first chant Lina Shamy shouted against the Syrian regime in April 2011. She remembers her eyes tearing when the word left her throat.
"There are a huge number of refugees,'' he said, from the Turkish city of Antakya. "It's absolutely enormous.
The Batous family describe their warm welcome after they were moved from Turkey to Gedling in Nottinghamshire.
With two locations in Amsterdam, Orontes on the Albert Cuypstraat and Orontes West on the Hugo de Grootplein pay homage to the Antakya region of Turkey. They import hard-to-find products from the area and cook them up into excellent dishes, including ...

... Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs Of Staff, Joseph Dunford, discussed regional security in Syria and Iraq and efforts aimed at raising the efficiency in combating terrorism at a meeting in Antakya on Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on ...
Last December, Salim and volunteers of a non-governmental group he works with visited Antakya in southern Turkey, near the border with Syria, to see firsthand how the refugees live.
Hatay Governor Erdal Ata said earlier he had received reports of a plane crash near the village of Yaylacik in central Antakya, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from the Syrian border."We think the plane belongs to Syria," Ata said, confirming no Turkish Armed ...
Back in 2012 I worked around Antakya, discovering that while officially listed as a 'refugee facility', Apaydin camp was, in fact, a training facility for the anti-Syrian jihadi cadres.
Her forces advanced into what is now Turkey before they were defeated by the Roman emperor Aurelian near Antakya. - Campaign of destruction -. IS, which considers statues of humans or animals as blasphemous, overran Palmyra on May 21, 2015.
The refugee children's Choir consists of 15 Syrian refugee children taking shelter in the southern province of Hatay in collaboration with the Hatay Metropolitan Municipality and the Syrian culture and Humanitarian Aid Association, singing songs in ...
It will certainly be a new adventure for the Krakow-based side, who will debut in EuroCup women, having played the last 12 consecutive seasons in EuroLeague Women.
The Civilizations Choir of Antakya, consisting of musicians and chorists from six different sects and three monotheistic religions, promotes tolerance through music.
The family joined his wife's parents in the Turkish city of Antakya. "The best two things that my in-laws have ever done are that they have accepted that I marry their daughter, and that they left for Antakya five years ago," Omar said. But Antakya has ...
The right picture is of Alshogre in July 2015 in Antakya, Turkey, a month after he got out of Syria's Saydnaya prison, near Damascus.
Despite warnings that it was unsafe, she spent a month in Antakya, meeting refugee Syrian families who had witnessed bombings, killings and torture.
The EuroLeague women rookies outlasted their opponents 58-54, as they overcome a worrying second quarter drought which witnessed them score only three points.
Omar Alshogre, a 21-year Syrian former detainee, now living in Stockholm, Sweden, is pictured at left in January. The right picture is of Alshogre in July 2015 in Antakya, Turkey, a month after he got out of Syria's Saydnaya prison. While in detention ...
The right picture is of Alshogre in July 2015 in Antakya, Turkey, a month after he got out of Syria's Saydnaya prison, near Damascus.
The right picture is of Alshogre in July 2015 in Antakya, Turkey, a month after he got out of Syria's Saydnaya prison, near Damascus.
The network currently distributes seven newspapers in more than 300 vital locations in the northern Syrian "liberated" areas, in addition to a number of Turkish cities that host a large number of Syrians such as Istanbul, Gaziantep, Antakya and Urfa.
The network currently distributes seven newspapers in more than 300 vital locations in the northern Syrian "liberated" areas, in addition to a number of Turkish cities that host a large number of Syrians such as Istanbul, Gaziantep, Antakya and Urfa.
By the time my family and I applied for resettlement in 2013, my family was living in Antakya, a city in southern Turkey. As a group, we walked into a refugee center run by the United Nations, gave them our basic information and formally applied.
By the time my family and I applied for resettlement in 2013, my family was living in Antakya, a city in southern Turkey. As a group, we walked into a refugee center run by the United Nations, gave them our basic information and formally applied.
Beirut (AFP) - Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, where archaeological treasures are under renewed attack by Islamic State group jihadists, was designated a Unesco world heritage site in 1980.
The militant shelling damaged homes and property in the civilian areas of Bab al-Jinan and Bab Antakya, the report continued.
Antakya (EuroLeague women) - There was home court joy for Hatay as they arguably collected the best result of their short EuroLeague Women history, while Beretta Famila Schio hit a winning note to end their worrying losing streak.
"The situation was better just a few years ago, when security was tighter and the economy more prosperous," explained a Catholic priest from Antakya, the biblical Antioch, who asked not to be named. "Today, the hardships are widespread, especially for ...
Fadi Hurigilm, head of the eastern Orthodox Church Foundation in the town of Antakya (ancient Antioch), which is within the province of Hatay, also condemned terror attacks, saying such malicious acts will never be able to shake the solidarity in Turkey.
But the regime maintains the rebels must distance themselves from what they designate as terrorist groups. One of the largest opposition groups, Ahrah al-Sham, said they have reservations about the deal.
On the outskirts of the Turkish city of Antakya, just across the mountains from Syria, we met with these two men hiding in an apartment after fleeing across the border two weeks ago.
Millions of families have crossed into Turkey and, while some have moved on to other areas of Turkey and Europe, many reside in small Turkish border towns like the ones we visited - Antakya, Reyhanli and Arac. The populations of these border towns have ...
Irish Goal worker on Syrian war: 'There is very little hope left to be found among those most hopeful of people'. Meath man Derek O'Rourke is GOAL's Regional Security advisor for the Middle East, based in Antakya, which is in Turkey and about 10km from ...
Situated midway between the Mediterranean port of biblical Antioch (modern Antakya in Turkey) and the Euphrates river, ancient Aleppo was built on trade and its citizens have always been merchants first and foremost.
Boosting its efforts to address the ongoing Syrian crisis and to alleviate the suffering of Syrian people, Qatar Charity (QC) recently signed a number of agreements with various Turkish relief and humanitarian stakeholders.
A wounded Syrian girl who lost two of her siblings and her mother during clashes, receives medical treatment at State hospital of Antakya District located at Turkey's Syria Border on December 16, 2016.
The war in Syria has subjected Turkey's border regions to terrorist attacks and demographic upheaval on an historic scale, but on the face of it there's a welcoming feeling to Samanda, a bustling town of 45,000 on the shores of the eastern Mediterranean.
Antakya (EuroLeague women) - Hatay BSB are celebrating an historic first home victory in EuroLeague Women after they outlasted Uniqa Sopron 74-66 in the only game to take place on Thursday night.


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