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

  • Formerly Al·ex·an·dret·ta (ălˌĭg-zăn-drĕtˈə)Iskenderun 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 B.C., it is Turkey's chief port on the Mediterranean. Population: 159,000.


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  • Luigi Padovese, 63, the apostolic vicar in Anatolia, was attacked outside his home in the Mediterranean port of Iskenderun.

    Roman Catholic Bishop STABBED To Death In Turkey

  • Just prior to the Pope's visit a Christian bishop had been stabbed to death outside his home in the Mediterranean port of Iskenderun.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Helen Thomas and Open Season on Jews

  • These included an unprecedented operation against off-duty navy personnel in the non-Kurdish port town of Iskenderun, which left six dead and seven wounded.

    Tayyip Erdogan's Dangerous Rhetoric

  • The rebels fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the vehicle carrying soldiers to a naval logistics base in the Mediterranean port of Iskenderun, officials said.


  • Oyak's diverse domestic equity holdings include subsidiaries in the cement-and-concrete sector, an automotive-manufacturing and distribution joint venture with French car maker Renault SA, and a 49% stakeholding in the Iskenderun Enerji power plant, located on the west side of Iskenderun Bay in Turkey.

    Turkey pension fund looks abroad

  • The vast majority live in Istanbul, with a community of about 2.500 in Izmir and other smaller groups located in Adana, Ankara, Bursa, Canakkale, Iskenderun, Kirklareli etc.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • COOPER: All right, Jane Arraf, live, in Iskenderun port in Turkey, thanks very much.

    CNN Transcript Mar 2, 2003

  • Our Jane Arraf joins us from Iskenderun, Turkey with the latest -- Jane.

    CNN Transcript Mar 2, 2003

  • We're here at the port of Iskenderun, where, as you mentioned, some of the ships have arrived.

    CNN Transcript Feb 26, 2003

  • Jane reporting from Iskenderun, Turkey for us this morning.

    CNN Transcript Feb 26, 2003


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