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Hatay is a province in southern Turkey, on the Mediterranean coast. It is bordered by Syria to the south The administrative capital is Antakya (Antioch), while the largest city in the province is the port city of İskenderun (Alexandretta). There are border crossing points with Syria
In Ottoman times, Hatay was part of the Vilayet of Aleppo in Ottoman Syria.