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AlaTurca Mediterranean Restaurant closes in West Babylon

Sucuk pide (open-faced Turkish pie filled with cheese

Sucuk pide (open-faced Turkish pie filled with cheese and sausage) was a specialty at AlaTurca Mediterranean Restaurant in West Babylon. Credit: Marisol Diaz

AlaTurca  in West Babylon has closed.

The casual-chic Turkish restaurant, which opened in 2014, was the brainchild and namesake of owner Birnur Itil.

An accomplished belly dancer, she presided over dance evenings and other cultural events while also keeping an eye on the kitchen, whose refined take on Turkish classics received two stars from Newsday in 2015.

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