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"Rolls-Royce Phantom Two. 4.3 litre, 30 horsepower, six cylinder engine, with Stromberg Downdraft carburetor. Can go from zero to 100 kilometers an hour in 12.5 seconds. And I even like the color."

The Sultan was the ruler of Hatay in 1938.


When Walter Donovan and his Nazi colleagues sought to enter Hatay to search for the Holy Grail in 1938, they needed the Sultan's permission to cross Hatay's border. The Sultan, who valued technology over mysticism, did not believe in the legend of the Grail, and considered it a foolish quest, but was willing to allow them do as they wished in exchange for suitable compensation. He turned down the gold and jewels 'donated' by the finest Jewish families in Germany. However, he allowed them passage and even lent them some of his troops - in exchange for Donovan's Rolls-Royce Phantom II staff car.

Behind the scenesEdit

The role of the Sultan was played by Alexei Sayle in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

In reality, Hatay was a Turkish republic and did not have a Sultan. The League of Nations adopted a constitution on May 19, 1937 and the Republic of Hatay was founded. On June 29, 1939 the parliament of Hatay voted to reunite with the Republic of Turkey. France accepted unification of Hatay with Turkey. Tayfur Sokmen (1892 - 1980) was the first and only president of Hatay Republic.



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