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Towns of Alanya

Alanya is built on a small peninsula with the Taurus Mountains in the north and the Mediterranean Sea in the south. Since it was located on the line between Pamphylia and Cilicia in ancient times, it was sometimes counted among the cities of Cilicia and sometimes of Pamphylia. Cilicia includes two different regions due to its geographical character. The east of Cilicia is "Plain Cilicia (Cilician Pedias), and the west is "Mountain Cilicia (Cilician Tracheiç". The word Cilicia is first encountered as "Chalaka" in Hittite texts of the 16th century BC. In the 15th century BC Egypt and In Assyrian sources, Plain Cilicia is referred to as "Qedi" and "Que", and Mountainous Cilicia as "Clalaka".

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