antakya

  1. R

    Moving to Antakya with pregnant wife.

    Hello all, this is my first post here! I am an American who just received a job offer for a position with an American relief organization that I've been pursuing for almost a year. Normally I would just sign and go, but my wife and I recently found out that we are expecting our first child...
  2. shirleyanntr

    Zahter Salatısı from Antakya

    Antakya/Hatay has the best food in Turkey..all the best dishes that have become popular in tourist areas lately have all originated in Antakya for example Nar ekşisi that lovely zingy sweet sour molasses you put on salads or in stuffed veg comes from pomegranates tread by foot and cooked...
  3. suzyq

    Antakya health system strained by overwhelming numbers of Syrians

    It seems like as Turkey is now dealing with about 60,000 Syrian refugees things aren't going well. As Antakya struggles to cope with increasing numbers of wounded Syrians pouring into the city on a daily basis, and with facilities such as hospitals already overstretched, claims of mistreatment...
  4. shirleyanntr

    famous Antakya biscuits

    theres a biscuit known as Antakya kömbesi (a kömbe is a pie ) and i think every woman in Antakya makes these biscuits. İ had a new batch sent to me yesterday from Antakya(came on the bus with loads of other lovely stuff :help:im trying to diet for those of you into biscuit making or want to...
  5. shirleyanntr

    foody goodies from Antakya

    we got up in the early hours to receive a huge box of homemade food from Antakya. came on the bus. i dont know whether to laugh or cry as we are trying to lose weight.:crying::5: Antakya food has many specialties and variety and is known to be the best in Turkey its a mix of old Turkish and...
  6. shirleyanntr

    Antakya's new airport terminal

    Antakya /Hatay airport was just opened in 2008 with one terminal and a couple of flights a week to istanbul. Since then its really took off (no pun) Yesterday a second terminal was opened as the airport has become really busy. This area is now opening out both to tourism and business with Syria...
  7. shirleyanntr

    Ancient Antakya

    İn the warren of streets which make up the market area of Antakya you can find yourself living as people did as far back as when the city was the most important in Rome's Eastern Empire. (it lost its prominence due to a catastrophic earthquake in the 6th century in those days its name was...
  8. shirleyanntr

    weddings antakya style

    somebody was asking the other day about what to wear at a wedding. these few vids are from weddings in antakya/Hatay. You can hear the arab influence in the music ..and also see the differences in the parties..clothes etc... for me this area of Turkey is matchless for sheer exuberance of the...
  9. shirleyanntr

    mezeler from Antakya

    As every Turk knows the food from Antakya is the best, the most varied and uses the most spices. Heres a couple you might enjoy if you like strong flavours.ive tried to add some pics..hope thye download ok this first one uses Çökelek which is a kind of cheese made from dried yoğurt curds and...
  10. shirleyanntr

    Elveda Antakya!

    Elveda Antakya..farewell Antakya Andys ‘Farewell’ thread was being hijacked by my news that we are coming back to Alanya. So i’m posting it properly. With a big sigh of relief İ can say ..YESSSSS..we will be moving back to Alanya this weekend. İt was a toss up between Alanya and Alantur as...
  11. shirleyanntr

    somethings about Antakya

    Antakya/Hatay Many of you know i recently moved from Alanya to Antakya ..a move that was full of ups and downs.! Now the dust has settled İ thought İ would write a bit about this place and the area. Although ive been visiting here for years and know the area well its different..and how..to live...
  12. shirleyanntr

    Antakya and Şeker Bayram

    We went to Antakya (Hatay) for the Şeker Bayram came back yesterday.(Lots of visiting and food food food.. ooof) Antakya is on the Syrian border and the border crossings were open for the holiday as there are lots of people with relatives on either side. Antakya was once called Antioch and was...
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