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

  • A city of east-central Turkey in the Taurus Mountains. It was the capital of a Hittite kingdom c. 1100 B.C. and was long a strategic frontier outpost. Malatya was annexed by the Ottoman Empire in 1516. Population: 381,000.

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  • I remember when I was first in Turkey, being in this town called Malatya, and hooking up with this mad Irish guy who lived there, and turned out to be gay.

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  • Just a month ago, Turkey agreed that an early warning radar, a part of NATO's missile defense system, would be installed in Kurecik in the Malatya province approximately 435 miles west of the Iranian border.

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  • On Wednesday, Mr. Oz also ordered the search of the homes of a group of Islamic theologians—including one who said he was writing a book about Fetullah Gulen—in connection with an investigation into the 2007 killings of Christian missionaries in Malatya, Eastern Turkey.

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  • Various dates were being proposed, when, as you will sadly recall, three of our brothers were brutally murdered, martyred, in the city of Malatya in 2007.

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  • Ottoman occupation of Karaman (1397), the state of Kadi Burhaneddin based in Sivas (1398), and the areas of Elbistan and Malatya west of the Euphrates (1399); Ottoman control was thus extended over most of Anatolia.

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  • Alarms and electronic motion detectors in the mortuary in Malatya, a town not otherwise known for its modernity, will detect the slightest movement by a living person emerging from a coma or long period of unconsciousness.

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  • Kurecik in Malatya province lies some 700 kilometers 435 miles west of the Iranian border.

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  • In Diyarbakir, police used water cannons to disperse stone-throwing youths in a protest as the bodies of 24 Kurdistan Workers' Party PKK militants killed in a military operation more than a week ago were held in a morgue in nearby Malatya town.

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  • Kurecik in Malatya province lies some 700 kilometres west of the Iranian border.

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  • Five civilians were previously arrested and charged with murder of the Christians at a Bible-publishing house in the central Anatolian city of Malatya.

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