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turkey antakya is syrian land protesting against erdogan and showing their support syria

Antakya belongs to Syria but was given to Turkey after France recognizing Alexandretta as an independent state, and in 1939 this state, called the Republic of Hatay, was annexed to Turkey as the 63rd Turkish province following a controversial referendum. Syria bitterly disputed both the separation of Alexandretta and its subsequent annexation to Turkey.  The residents  of Hatay Providence  and especially in Antakya always felt part of Syria and here they protest against the policy of Erdogan stand towards Syria.


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