İslamköy, Kahta

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Coordinates: 37°41′33″N 38°33′28″E / 37.69251°N 38.55789°E / 37.69251; 38.55789

Country  Turkey
Province Adıyaman Province
District Kâhta
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

İslamköy is a village in the District of Kahta, Adıyaman Province, Turkey.[1]

The village corresponds to ancient Alia, which was in the Roman province of Phrygia Pacatiana, whose capital was Laodicea on the Lycus. The names of some of the bishops of Alia are known through their participation in church councils: Caius at the Council of Chalcedon (451), Glaucus at the Second Council of Constantinople (553), Leo at the Second Council of Nicaea (787), and Michael and Georgius, the one a supporter of Patriarch Ignatius of Constantinople, the other a supporter of Photius, at the Council of Constantinople (879).[2][3]

No longer a residential bishopric, Alia is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[4]


  1. ^ "Population of city, towns and villages - 2011". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Michel Lequien, Oriens christianus in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus, Paris 1740, Vol. I, coll. 807-810
  3. ^ Sophrone Pétridès, v. 1. Alia, in Dictionnaire d'Histoire et de Géographie ecclésiastiques, vol. II, Paris 1914, col. 442
  4. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 829