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Gözcüler is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°23′N 35°55′E / 36.383°N 35.917°E / 36.383; 35.917
Kintra Turkey
ProvinceHatay Province
 • BodiPayas Municipality
50 m (160 ft)
 • Total7,816
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Area code(s)0326

Gözcüler (umwhile Alakop) is a toun in İskenderun destrict o Hatay Province, Turkey. It is situatit tae the sooth o İskenderun an tae the east o Arsuz (Uluçınar) at 36°23′N 35°55′E / 36.383°N 35.917°E / 36.383; 35.917. Awtho no a coastal toun, the distance tae Mediterranean Sea coast is anerly 5 kilometre (3.1 mi). The distannce to İskenderun is 32 kilometre (20 mi) an tae Antakya (province centre) is 96 kilometre (60 mi). The population is 7816 o 2011.[1] Efter Warld War I maist o Hatay province wis occupee'd bi Fraunce an the dounset wis namit as Elvehep referrin tae a certain Abdülvahap Pasha who awned maist o the territory aroond. Efter Hatay became a pairt o Turkey in 1939, the dounset wis renamit as Alakop an efter 1960 as Gözcüler (leeterally “watchmen”). Gözcüler wis declared a seat o tounship in 1988. Awtho maist o toun revenue is frae agricultur, the touristic potential is promisin.[2]

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  1. "Statistical Institute page". Archived frae the original on 14 Januar 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  2. ["Mayor's page (in Turkis)[[Category:Airticles wi Turkis-leid freemit airtins]]". Archived frae the original on 14 September 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2013. URL–wikilink conflict (help) Mayor’s page (in Turkis)]

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