In modern times, the most noted were the pigeons of Aleppo, which served as couriers at Alexandretta and Bagdad.
The Alexandria here alluded to is of course Alexandretta, or Iskenderoon.
The time from Constantinople to Alexandretta is eight to ten days.
A branch line connects with the Mediterranean at Alexandretta.
During the first three months of 1915 there was only one fight of any importance on the coast of the Gulf of Alexandretta.
She had struck a mine near Alexandretta and lost half her crew.
Through unavoidable delays they were able to reach Alexandretta only on May 25.
A branch line has also been completed from Alexandretta to Toprak Kal.
Iskanderun (Alexandretta); source of a long inscription cut on both sides of a spheroidal object of unknown origin.
Besika Bay and Alexandretta were, therefore, taboo—not to be touched!