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Alasehir, Turkey.
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Alasehir, Turkey. Photo: Clicks2006.

6th century Church of John, Alasehir, Turkey.
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6th century Church of John, Alasehir, Turkey.


Town in western Turkey with 40,000 inhabitants (2004 estimate), at the foot of Boz Mountain.
The economic activities of Alasehir is linked to the products of the surrounding region. It include tobacco, raisins and fruits. There is also a mineral spring of heavily carbonated water tapped and sold to neighbour cities.
Alasehir is well-connected with other urban centres by rail and road. it lies along the Afyon–Izmir railway. Afyon is 230 km east, Usak 120 km northeast, Denizli 100 km southeast and Izmir 140 km west.

History
150 BCE: Founded by King Attalus 2 of Pergamon (see Bergama).
1390 CE: Long resisting the advances of the Ottomans, it surrenders first after all other cities had surrendered.
1402: Conquered by Timur Lenk.
1420's: Recaptured by the Ottomans.




By Tore Kjeilen