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 (ăn′ə-tō′lē-ə, -tōl′yə)
The Asian part of Turkey. It is usually considered synonymous with Asia Minor.


(Placename) the Asian part of Turkey, occupying the peninsula between the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, and the Aegean: consists of a plateau, largely mountainous, with salt lakes in the interior. Historical name: Asia Minor


(ˌæn əˈtoʊ li ə)

a vast plateau between the Black and the Mediterranean seas: in ancient usage, synonymous with Asia Minor; in modern usage, applied to Turkey in Asia. Compare Asia Minor.
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Noun1.Anatolia - a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of TurkeyAnatolia - a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
Battle of Granicus River, Granicus - the battle in which Alexander won his first major victory against the Persians (334 BC)
battle of Ipsus, Ipsus - a battle between the successors of Alexander the Great (301 BC); Lysimachus and Seleucus defeated Antigonus and Demetrius
battle of Issus, Issus - a battle (333 BC) in which Alexander the Great defeated the Persians under Darius III
Bithynia - an ancient country in northwestern Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; was absorbed into the Roman Empire by the end of the 1st century BC
Cappadocia - an ancient country is eastern Asia Minor
Galatia - an ancient country in central Asia Minor
Phrygia - an ancient country in western and central Asia Minor
Pontus - an ancient region of northern Asia Minor on the Black Sea; it reached its height under Mithridates VI but was later incorporated into the Roman Empire
Aeolia, Aeolis - an ancient coastal region of northwestern Asia Minor (including Lesbos) where the Aeolians founded several cities around 1100 BC
Lycia - an ancient region on the coast of southwest Asia Minor
Lydia - an ancient region on the coast of western Asia Minor; a powerful kingdom until conquered by the Persians in 546 BC
Ephesus - an ancient Greek city on the western shore of Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; site of the Temple of Artemis; was a major trading center and played an important role in early Christianity
Ilion, Ilium, Troy - an ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
Ionia - region of western Asia Minor colonized by ancient Greeks
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
malik - the leader of a town or community in some parts of Asia Minor and the Indian subcontinent; "maliks rule the hinterland of Afghanistan under the protection of warlords"
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Poppi's Anatolia has offered virtually the same menu since its opening, and Hull said consistency is a large reason for its longevity in an often tumultuous industry.
A Turkish man found guilty of stabbing two English football fans to death in April 2000 received a reduced sentence of six years and eight months in his retrial yesterday, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported.
Under a three-phase agreement between Baghdad and Ankara initialled on May 10, 1997, the pipeline's capacity was to be expanded after the UN sanctions and to be extended to supply Turkey's Anatolia region with 10 BCM/y for a 20-year period.
A recent article from Atlas magazine discussed the archeology of the Anatolia region that is often attributed to commerce, culture, and meeting point of different societies including Europe, Asia, and Africa.
when, in fact, the history of metalcasting can be traced back much further to Anatolia.
News agency Anatolia said the British driver's alcohol level was over the legal limit.
Anatolia forms a bridge between the Orient and the Occident, it has long been mosaic of cultures, combining to form a great picture of civilisations, culture and art.
It was Ataturk who in the wake of the Ottoman defeat in World War I first rallied the defeated Turkish troops to expel foreign invaders from Anatolia, then forged from the Turkish rump of the empire a consolidated nation-state based on French centralism, Swiss law and an embrace, at least among the elite, of all things European.
The rapid implementation of the Turkey's Southeast Anatolia Project (GAP) accelerated the debates of co-operation and conflict on the issue.
The results of his extensive travels across Anatolia in the early 20th century are now being documented in an archival exhibition at Koc University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (AnaMed) in ystanbul.
Levent Yesildag, director and head of Anatolia Growth Capital Fund at The Abraaj Group, said, 'Our investment in Yu-Ce Medical is aligned with the Anatolia Growth Capital Fund's strategy of seeking strong, growth-oriented and well-managed companies in the developing regions of Anatolia.
Nearly 400 members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have been killed and hundreds more injured from only two weeks of Turkish airstrikes in northern Iraq, official news agency Anatolia reported Sunday.