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Cultural Differences



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  • 1. My Topic is culturel differences in HATAY/ANTAKYA TURKEY
  • 3.  In the cultura lcenter of the modern Turkish city of Antakya known in the ancient world as Antioch In Hatay  AntiochIn Hatay, Arabic is spoken as widely as Turkish
  • 4.  AntiochIn Hatay, Arabic is spoken as widely as Turkish. Its population, though largely Sunni  Muslim Turks, includes notable minorities: Alawi Arabs, Orthodox Arabs,  Armenians, Syriac Christians, Latin Catholics, Protestants and Jews.  But there has been a steady exodus of Christian and Jewish minorities, as people haveleft the region in search of a better life
  • 5.  left the region in search of a better life. Hatay is a small finger of fertile land in the center of southern Turkey, beside the Mediterranean Sea, jutting into Syria, close to the city of Aleppo. 
  • 6.  Antioch for the last two decades.  Father Bertogli explains why so many different kinds of Christians live togetherpeaceably. ―Antioch is the place where we were first called Christians,‖ he says, ―and  it should not matter whether we call ourselves Catholic, Orthodox or Protestant.  Many of the young people tell me this
  • 7.  While Hatay is home to Jewish, Christian and Muslim     faithful, it also welcomes another sort of spiritual seeker: pilgrims and tourists. Tourism is booming, especially in Antioch. A growing number of visitors crowd its streets and winding alleyways, peering into churches and mosques and wandering through thenumerous museums.
  • 8.  . Hatay’s capital and largest city, with some 100,000 inhabitants, Antioch has been a  major center of Christianity since the very beginning. Here, before settling in Rome,  is where St. Peter lived between the years 42 and 48 and is said to have used a rock
  • 9.  Here is first Armenian village in Turkey.