Cape Baba

Local nameBababurnu
LocationÇanakkale, Turkey

Cape Baba, is the westernmost point of the Turkish mainland, making it the westernmost point of Asia. It is located at the village of Babakale, Ayvacık, Çanakkale, in the historical area of the Troad. There was a lighthouse at Cape Baba that was called Lekton in classical times, anglicised as Cape Lecture.

The Acts of the Apostles records a journey around the Cape from Troas to Assos undertaken by Luke the Evangelist and his companions, while Paul the Apostle took the journey over land. The Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary explains:

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Address 17860, Turkey

Coordinates 39°28'36.742" N 26°3'49.82" E

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