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Submitted by Johnny (Lebanon), May 10, 2010 at 17:01

I lived there for a bit. it is a nice place. real nice people too. It is nothing like mainland turkey, and not quite like syria either. it has its own feel.

there is a large mix of folks there, but ethnic turks would certainly be the least. Arabs would be on top of the list, though the arabic language as a primary language is dying off there.

while there i was surprised to see both jews and armenians there. this surprised me as i didn't expect to see them there.

food is also real good, generally arab...

in regards to the status, it has been real rare to meet anyone that still considers it syrian. even when i see syrians (daily) i haven't met one that called it syrian, they always say ah in turkey when i mention antakya. however, you can still use syrian money there.

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