The Austin-Antalya Sister City Committee is focused on facilitating intercultural and interfaith dialogue. Antalya is home to polytheists, Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and thus has a tradition of peaceful coexistence among faiths.
Antalya, the capital of its province, stretches along the rocky coastline of Antalya Bay. The economy is fueled by agriculture, tourism, and light industrial production.
The Texas-Antalya Friendship Commemorative Forest, opened with funds raised in Texas to aid Antalya after a large forest fire
Turkic-Texan Friendship Reception
Turkish language classes at ACC and recognition of Turkish as an official foreign language by the Texas Education Agency