Turkistan

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Tur·ki·stan

also Tur·ke·stan  (tûr′kĭ-stăn′, -stän′)
A historical region of west-central Asia extending east from the Caspian Sea into western China and south from the Aral Sea into Afghanistan. It has long been a crossroads for trade and conquest between East and West.
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Noun1.Turkistan - a historical region of central Asia that was a center for trade between the East and the WestTurkistan - a historical region of central Asia that was a center for trade between the East and the West
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
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The first Temple was completed in 1908 in the city of Ishqabad in Russian Turkistan (now Ashgabat, Turkmenistan), but it was later expropriated by the Soviet authorities and ultimately demolished in 1963.
She walked across the Caucasus in 1930, traveled to Russian Turkistan in 1932, crossed China from Peking to the Himalayas in 1935, and drove across Afghanistan shortly before the start of World War II.
Goetel became a writer after World War I when he returned to his liberated country from Russian Turkistan, where he had spent several years as a prisoner of war.