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 (ĭs-kĕn′də-ro͞on′, -kĕn′dĕ-ro͞on′) Formerly Al·ex·an·dret·ta (ăl′ĭg-zăn-drĕt′ə)
A city of southern Turkey on an inlet of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Founded by Alexander the Great to celebrate his victory over the Persians in 333 bc, it is one of Turkey's chief ports.


(Placename) a port in S Turkey, on the Gulf of Iskenderun. Pop: 161 000 (2005 est). Former name: Alexandretta


(ɪsˈkɛn dəˌrun)

1. Formerly, Alexandretta. a seaport in S Turkey, on the Gulf of Iskenderun. 156,800.
2. Gulf of, an inlet of the Mediterranean, off the S coast of Turkey.
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The ship's bill of lading indicated that the cargo had been loaded in the Turkish ports of Mersin and Iskenderun, Reuters reported.
Damascus, SANA-The 78 th anniversary of usurping Liwa Iskenderun from its homeland Syria by Turkey comes today to remind the Syrians of the black history of Turkey which annexed the region arbitrary.
This study was conducted on the microbial flora isolated from gills and intestine tissues of commercially important finfish species: saddled seabream (Oblada melanura), gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata), Bogue (Boops boops), horse mackerel (Trachurus mediterraneus), red mullet (Mullus barbatus), brushtooth lizardfish (Saurida undosquamis), grey mullet (Mugil cephalus), threadfin bream, (Nemipterus randalli), which were caught from the Iskenderun Bay at 6 different locations (local fishermen's fish market) were evaluated.
Under a JV deal signed on July 19, 2000, TPAO and El Paso of the US began in the following month seismic work for the Iskenderun and Mersin bays, in the East Mediterranean.
Its raw material storage facility is located in Iskenderun.
Davutoglu pointed to the prospect of increasing exports via the northern Iskenderun port in Turkey and Jordan's Red Sea port of Aqaba, and using Iskenderun to access Europe.
Tracing their journey, we have discovered that in May they stayed at the seaside Hatayil Hotel in Iskenderun, 100 miles from Syria.
Earlier today, hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Samandag village in Iskenderun to condemn the US and the Turkish government's support for the Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant terrorist group.
The Bay of Iskenderun in Turkey, which is near the border with Syria, is a major export route for crude oil out of Iraq and Azerbaijan.
BNA) -- Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu has condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist car bomb attack which hit yesterday the city of Iskenderun, Turkey, leaving several people injured.
The Libyan-flagged vessel Al Entisar, which means "The Victory," was received in the Turkish port of Iskenderun, near the Syrian border, on September 6, just five days before the attack on the US consulate.
A convoy of about 30 military vehicles, including trucks loaded with missile batteries, set off from Turkey's coastal town of Iskenderun in Hatay province, headed for the Syrian border 50 km (30 miles) away, Turkish media reported on Thursday.