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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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Speaking to AA correspondent, State Meteorology Department Director General Mehmet Caglar said that there would be rainfall in the western region on Saturday, and heavy rain in Thrace, Marmara, Central Anatolia and Black Sea regions on Sunday.
Anatolia Minerals Development Limited (TSX: ANO), a Canada-based company that explores for mineral properties in Turkey, has announced exploration results from the Bursa East copper-molybdenum porphyry project in Turkey.
Although these results extend known mineralization, Anatolia does not plan to update the published resource estimate nor use these results in the feasibility study currently under way.
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Abraaj has invested in the Company through its Anatolia Growth Capital Fund.
a period when two remarkable civilizations arose in ancient Anatolia: the Mesopotamian-influenced Hattian civilization in central and southeastern Anatolia and the Mycenean settlement of Troy in northwestern Anatolia.
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Nordex will also supply Sur Enerji, a subsidiary of Sur Group, with four N117/3600 turbines for the Kurtini wind farm in southern Anatolia.
Working within a growing revisionist historiography, Tug explores the moral governance of sexuality in mid-18th-century Ottoman Anatolia.
The provisions of the Franco-British plan placed the Kurdish population of Anatolia and Mesopotamia across the French and Russian pieces of the Ottoman pie.