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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.
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(Placename) the Turkish name for Antioch
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(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.
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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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He was one of the first prophets and teachers of the Church in Antioch, now known as the city of Antakya in Turkey.
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Bukana, who was arrested by the Kurdish forces as he was running away to Turkey, added that he entered Jabal al-Akrad region in Syria's Lattakia province along with a group of foreign ISIL terrorists after residing in a camp belonging to the Turkish intelligence agency in Antakya.
"I'm so happy to be free," he told Japan's NHK television on a flight from Antakya in southern Turkey to Istanbul.
On Tuesday, the government said it was informed by Qatar that the journalist was released and is now staying at an immigration facility in the southern Turkish city of Antakya near the Syrian border.
The Turkish architect presented three of his recent and current projects to the group, including Santrallstanbul Museum of Contemporary Art in Istanbul, a new museum hotel currently under construction in Antakya, and the winner of the RIBA 2018 Award for Excellence, the Sancaklar Mosque, in Istanbul.
(13) In my long-term ethnographic research from 2010 to 20141 examined the conditions of religious co-existence between diverse populations in Hatay's administrative capital Antakya, composed of bilingual (Turkish-Arabic) Alawis, Jews, Orthodox Christians, and Alevi and Sunni Turks, as well as a small number of Armenians.
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.
Born in 1969 in Antakya, Turkey, Azazi studied gymnastics in university and worked at the Istanbul City Theaters.