Iskenderun


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Iskenderun

(ĭskĕn`dĕro͞on'), formerly

Alexandretta

(ăl'ĭgzăndrĕt`ə), city (1990 pop. 156,198), S Turkey, on the Gulf of Alexandretta, an inlet of the Mediterranean Sea. The principal Turkish port on the Mediterranean, it has a large steel plant and is the terminus for an oil pipeline. The city was founded by Alexander the Great to commemorate his victory over the Persians at IssusIssus
, ancient town of SE Asia Minor, now in Turkey, 5 mi (8 km) NW of Dörtyol. Located near the head of a gulf (the modern Gulf of Iskenderun), Issus was on a narrow strip of land backed by high mountains. Nearby, in 333 B.C.
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 in 333 B.C. In A.D. 1515 the Ottoman Empire under Selim I, its ruler, captured the city. Iskenderun was transferred (1920) to the French Syria League of Nations mandate as part of the sanjak of Alexandretta, but was returned to Turkey in 1939 (see HatayHatay
, formerly sanjak of Alexandretta,
province (1990 pop. 1,002,252), 2,141 sq mi (5,545 sq km), S Turkey, including the cities of Antioch (now Antakya) and Alexandretta (now Iskenderun).
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).

Iskenderun

 

a gulf of the Mediterranean Sea, located along the southeastern shores of Turkey. The gulf is 74 km long, up to 46 km wide, and as much as 99 m deep (at the entrance). The eastern and southeastern shores are mountainous, the western low-lying. The Ceyhan River empties into the gulf. Tides are semidiurnal, their height attaining 0.8 m. Located on the eastern shore is the port of iskenderun (Alexandretta).

Iskenderun

a port in S Turkey, on the Gulf of Iskenderun. Pop.: 161 000 (2005 est.)
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However, it remains to be seen whether the ship will dock in Iskenderun as stated, and also refrain from going to Latakia at some point on its journey, as originally planned.
These protests follow a protest that was held on Thursday in the town of Samandag in Iskenderun area, in which the participants also condemned Erdogan's government for its support for terrorism and held it responsible for the massacres committed by terrorists in Syria.
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He expressed hope that all kidnapped people will be released soon, particularly Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo and Iskenderun, Bishop Paul Yazigi, and Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo, Bishop John Ibrahim.
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Heading a mass congregation in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, Archbishop Hanna prayed God to preserve Syria's people, army and leadership, and called for the release of Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo and Iskenderun, Bishop Paul Yazigi, and the Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo, Bishop John Ibrahim who have been kidnapped by a terrorist group in the countryside of Aleppo.
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