Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southern Turkey on the Orontes River near the Mediterranean Sea. Founded c. 300 B.C. by Seleucus I, it was an important military and commercial center in the Roman era and an early center of Christianity. Population: 144,000.

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  • n. a town in southern Turkey; ancient commercial center and capital of Syria; an early center of Christianity

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Examples

  • Several months later during the siege of Antioch (later Antakya, now Hatay near the border of Turkey and Syria), more of the same methods were deployed.

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  • As Mr. Saib spoke in a café in Antakya, a mainly ethnic-Arab city on Turkey's border with Syria, he got a call from couriers bringing a carload of medical equipment from Germany, who had been stopped at Turkey's border with Bulgaria.

    For Syrian Medics, a Deadly Bid to Save Lives

  • Natasha Fillion for The Wall Street Journal Jamil Saib, a Syrian refugee who organizes supplies of medical equipment, satellite phones, cameras and other equipment to send into Syria from the Turkish city of Antakya, said Turkey had now become the main entry point to Syria for opposition smuggling networks.

    Injured, and Under the Radar

  • Turkey has become the main entry point to Syria for opposition smuggling networks, said Jamil Saib, a Syrian refugee who organizes sending medical equipment, satellite phones, cameras and other supplies into Syria from the Turkish city of Antakya.

    For Syrian Medics, a Deadly Bid to Save Lives

  • The objects, on display together for the first time, are a cross section of the discoveries made at Antioch (modern Antakya, Turkey) during the 1930s.

    Museums

  • "Scattered Evidence: Excavating Antioch-on-the-Orontes" Excavations during the 1930s brought to light the ancient city of Antioch (modern Antakya, Turkey).

    A sampling from area museum exhibits

  • Speaking at the state hospital in Antakya, the main Turkish city in the area, Mr. Muhammad said he was forced to leave his wife and children behind because Turkish border guards were allowing only the sick and the wounded to cross.

    Turkey Condemns Syria's 'Cruelty'

  • The emergency ward at Antakya hospital is about to receive its latest casualty from Syria.

    Refugee Crisis Mounts in Turkey as Syrian Violence Escalates

  • Several months later during the siege of Antioch later Antakya, now Hatay near the border of Turkey and Syria, more of the same methods were deployed.

    How to intimidate your enemies, circa 1097

  • Mehmet Önal, one of the archeologists working on the Haleplibahçe excavations, said the mosaics they found were very similar to those found in Antakya and Byzantine mosaics in İstanbul.

    Byzantine Mosaics of the Amazon Queens

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