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Adana (Ottoman Period)

Adana (Ottoman Period) - to be assigned Άδανα (Οθωμανική Περίοδος) (14/10/2005 v.1)

The city of Adana is located in the middle of the plain of Cilicia. It was the seat of vilayet. In the plain of Cilicia, there were cultivated cereals, cotton, rice and sugarcane. The crossing of the railway line Constantinople-Baghdad from Adana constituted a key driver of development for the city and the surrounding area. In the late 19th century, Adana had already become an important commercial and entrepreneurial centre with approximately 70.000 inhabitants.



Adapazarı - has not been published yet Αντάπαζαρ (14/10/2005 v.1)

A city in Bithynia featuring a mixed population of Orthodox Christians, Armenians and Muslims. In the early 20th century Adapazari was the seat of a kaymakamlik, which belonged to the mutasarrıflık of Nicomedia. Ecclesiastically it belonged to the metropolis of Nicomedia. It developed into a financial centre of a wider area, especially following the spread of the railway.


Adramytti (Edremit)

Adramytti (Edremit)  - has not been published yet Αδραμύττι (Οθωμανική Περίοδος) (14/10/2005 v.1)

City near the western coast of Asia Minor, capital of administrative district and key commercial centre with a large Greek Orthodox population.


Afyon Karahisar

Afyon Karahisar - to be assigned Αφιόν Καραχισάρ - to be assigned


Agia Kyriaki (Kemerbend)

Agia Kyriaki (Kemerbend) - has not been published yet Αγία Κυριακή (20/12/2007 v.1)

Agia Kyriaki was a village with a purely Orthodox population located in the region of Apollonias in Prousa. The village’s name derives from the name of the local church. The basic productive activity of the inhabitants was the cultivation of grain and sericulture.


Agiasmati (Altınova)

Agiasmati (Altınova) - has not been published yet Αγιασμάτι (19/12/2007 v.1)

A village opposite Mytilini (Lesvos) located at the site of ancient Attaia. It was a settlement with a mixed population of Greek speaking Orthodox and Turkish speaking Muslim inhabitants.


Agios Charalambos (Hacı Mehmet Çiftlik)

Agios Charalambos (Hacı Mehmet Çiftlik) - has not been published yet Άγιος Χαράλαμπος (20/12/2007 v.1)

The village, which was founded by the families of Margaritopoulos and Kotsigiorgos, was located in the valley of the river Araplı Dere. The origin of the inhabitants was from Epirus, Macedonia and Peloponnesus. Their basic productive activity was sericulture.



Akdağmaden - to be assigned Άκνταγμαντεν - to be assigned



Aksaray (12/12/2005 v.1) Άκσεράι (14/10/2005 v.1)

Settlement of Cappadocia, economic and administrative centre. Its residents were Muslims (mainly), Orthodox Christians and Armenians; the main occupation of the Greek-Orthodox was small industry and commerce.




Akşar - to be assigned Ακσάρ - to be assigned