History of Hatay explains everything. Hatay is a gateway from Asia and Middle East to the Mediterranean region, and thus, it is the intersection point of all civilizations. It hosted 13 different civilizations throughout its history. These civilizations are;

Paleolithic Age, Epipaleolithic Age, Chalcolithic Age, Early Bronze Age, Hittites, Assyrians, Persians, Classical Period, Hellenistic Period, Seleucid Empire, Roman Republic Period, Roman Empire Period, East Roman Period, Islamic Era, Seljuk Empire Period, Antakya Crusader Princedom, Mameluke Period, Ottoman Period, Sanjak of Alexandretta, Hatay State, Republic of Turkey.