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Malatya

(mälät`yä), city (1990 pop. 276,666), capital of Malatya prov., E central Turkey, in the E Taurus Mts. It is the commercial center for a rich farm region that produces apricots, grapes, and grains. Manufactures of the city include cement, cotton textiles, and sugar. Situated at a strategic crossroads in ancient times, the city was the capital of a small Hittite kingdom c.1100 B.C.; it was then known as Milidia. In Roman times it was called Melitene and was a military headquarters. An important city of Cappadocia, it became a metropolitan see in early Christian times. The city frequently suffered from attack and changed hands many times. In 1516 it was annexed by the Ottoman Empire. In 1895, Christians were massacred in Malatya.

Malatya

 

a city in southeastern Turkey at the northern foot of the Malatya Mountains. Administrative center of Malatya Vilayet. Population, 130,300 (1970). Malatya is a highway junction and a large marketplace for agricultural produce (grains, raw leather, wool). Food-processing (flour, bread, sugar, alcoholic beverages), textile, and tobacco enterprises are located there.

Malatya

a city in E central Turkey: nearby is the ruined Roman and medieval city of Melitene (Old Malatya). Pop.: 448 000 (2005 est.)
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