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 (än-täk′yä) also An·ti·och (ăn′tē-ŏk′)
A city of southern Turkey on the Orontes River near the Mediterranean Sea. Founded c. 300 bc by Seleucus I, it was an important military and commercial center in the Roman era and an early center of Christianity.


(Placename) the Turkish name for Antioch


(ˈæn tiˌɒk)

1. Arabic, Antakiya. Turkish, Antakya. a city in S Turkey: capital of the ancient kingdom of Syria 300–64 B.C. 137,200.
2. a city in W California. 55,980.
An•ti•o•chi•an (ˌæn tiˈoʊ ki ən) n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Antakya - a town in southern TurkeyAntakya - a town in southern Turkey; ancient commercial center and capital of Syria; an early center of Christianity
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
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Hatay, also known as Antakya, was one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire, and is known for its many well-preserved ancient Roman mosaics, as well as its traditional products including olive oil soap, fine silk and delicious local cuisine.
Azerbaijani actors Hikmat Rahimov and Ilakha Asadova have won in "Best Actor" and "Best Actress" nominations atthe 5th Antakya Film Festival in Turkey.
The names of cities, mountains and plains in the Liwa still bear the spirit of the region and its history, they speak through the identity of the land, as Antakya, Iskenderun and al-Swiediya are names which reflect the Arabism of the cities.
The Arabic-language Smart news quoted well-informed sources as saying that 150 gunmen of Jeish al-Islam militant group crossed Northern Aleppo's border into Turkey and arrived in the town of Antakya.
Born in 1969 in Antakya, Turkey, Azazi studied gymnastics in university and worked at the Istanbul City Theaters.
Amman, 4th of Ramadan 2018, SPA--The Saudi national campaign to support brothers in Syria has reached its 21th station as part of its Ramadan program by distributing breaking-fast meals to Syrian displaced persons on the border strip of Bab Al-Hawa, Bab Al-Salama crossing points and Syrian refugees in Antakya and Reihania governorates.
The death of Cuma Bilek,28, was informed to his family members by Antakya District Governor Eflatun Can Tortop and officials from military and police department.
Author Vincent Czyz takes the reader through the backstreets of Istanbul, Antakya (ancient Antioch), and Cairo, to clandestine negotiations with wealthy antiquities smugglers and ruthless soldiers of fortune, to dusty Egyptian monasteries, on a nautical skirmish off the coast of Alexandria, and finally to the ruins of Constantine's palace buried deep beneath the streets of present-day Istanbul.
Meanwhile, the team distributed medicine to a clinic in Antakya, the administrative capital of Hatay, which was serving around 4,000 Syrian refugees.
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This paper provides a detailed and comprehensive description of an equivalent linear site-response analysis, which is a technique for modelling the amplification of seismic waves due to propagation through alluvial soil in Antakya.
Julia Amalia Heyer profiles a French family - the mother atheist and the father Muslim - whose 17-year-old daughter traveled to Antakya on the Turkish-Syrian border and then called home to report her marriage to a 25-year-old Tunisian fighter in Syria.