That is the Orontes
, and it is the only water in sight, with the exception of the Mediterranean, which stretches, like a broad mirror, about twelve miles off to the southward.
I was dispatched, accordingly, in the troopship "Orontes
," and landed a month later on Portsmouth jetty, with my health irretrievably ruined, but with permission from a paternal government to spend the next nine months in attempting to improve it.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, on the banks of the Orontes
River, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was at that time Turkey's prime minister, described the project as the "friendship dam." The Turkish and Syrian leaders believed the project, along with the lifting of visa requirements for travel between the two nations, would set an example to the world of the perfect neighborly relationship.
It added that these columns along with the rest of the ruins in the city seem to be a kind of imaginary world according to the area in which they had been built in the basin of the Orontes
River, describing the atmosphere in the area as charming.
People jump off a water wheel into the Orontes
River in Hama.
Antioch on the Orontes
was one of the greatest cities of antiquity and served as a hinge between east and west.
The bridges over the Orontes
river linked areas of neighbouring Hama province, under government control, to rebel-held territory in Idlib, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Born in the port city of Latakia in 1924, Mina was raised in the villages of the Sanjak of Alexandretta, a narrow coastal plain backed by a chain of mountains on the lower valley of the Orontes
River (now part of Turkey).
He added that the length of the total wall was 711 kilometers, and will stop at this limit to remain parts of the border without a wall, and the other where the river Orontes
forms natural borders between the two countries./ End
Some of these water wheels have survived up till now and a traveler is filled with awe at the gigantic structures used for water supply from the Orontes
We are also trying to expand the lifespan of valuable projects once their first phase is implemented, such as the study on the Orontes
River Basin, by trying to attract other donors.