Turkey, known officially as the Republic of Turkey is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia (mostly in the Anatolian peninsula) and in East Thrace in Southeastern Europe.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Antalya was formerly called Attalaia, a name derived from Attalus II, king of Pergamum, who founded the city in the 2C BC. The port city became the capital of Pamphylia and was protected by walls in 130 AD. These walls were reinforced in the 10C. During the Crusades, the place became the port of embarkation to Palestine. Taken by the Seljuk Turks in 1207, it was incorporated to the Ottoman Empire at the end of the 14th century.