Comment "re: This is in Syria not Turkey" on İskenderun Airport, Turkey

The Hatay area, with a mixed Turkish and Arab population, was assigned to the French mandate of Syria in 1925, but then became independent, and joined Turkey after a referendum in 1939. The independent state of Syria that emerged after the end of the French mandate still disputes the territory, but for now, it's internationally recognized as part of Turkey, and the airport is under Turkish control.

Here's some of the history:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatay_Province#Turkish-Syrian_dispute_over_the_Hatay_Province

My comment about İskenderun Airport

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