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(ˌeɪdrɪəˈnəʊpəl) or


(Placename) former names of Edirne
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(ɛˈdir nɛ)

a city in NW Turkey, in the European part. 115,500. Also called Adrianople.
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Noun1.Adrianople - a city in northwestern TurkeyAdrianople - a city in northwestern Turkey; a Thracian town that was rebuilt and renamed by the Roman Emperor Hadrian
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
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He had noticed passing through this street lately that there was a hotel somewhere towards the end, built of wood, but fairly large, and its name he remembered was something like Adrianople. He was not mistaken: the hotel was so conspicuous in that God-forsaken place that he could not fail to see it even in the dark.
Bulgarian soldiers outside a Turkish fort near Adrianople, after its capture.
Refugees heading to Greece had to leave almost everything and evacuate immediately, many by land across Anatolia, through Thrace to Adrianople (modern Edirne).
WHEN was the Treaty of Adrianople signed, ending war between Russia and Turkey?
In fact, Karakachanov's nationalist VMRO-BND claims it is the successor of the historic Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (VMRO) -- a group founded in the 1890s that initially aimed to gain autonomy from Ottoman rule in the regions of Macedonia and Adrianople.
Bedir Khan's two grandsons, Jaladet and Kamuran, who participated in the First Balkan Wars in 1913 as Ottoman officers, published a book explaining why the Ottomans lost the city of Adrianople (Edirne) to the enemy Bulgarians.
The exhibition's title borrows from Marinetti's onomatopoeically titled Zang Tumb Tuuum (1914), his concrete poem about the Battle of Adrianople and hymn to the belligerence that would soon arrive on Italian shores.
He visited Egypt, Izmir, Istanbul, Adrianople, Salonika, Aleppo, and Damascus; he went as far east as Isfahan.
Thus when the elites of the Eastern and the Western parts of the Empires were in disarray due to the defeat of the Roman legions at Adrianople at the hands of the Visigoths (378), it was the Spaniard Theodosius (later Emperor Theodosius I (379-395)) who was invited to employ his military prowess to restore the Roman defenses and to withstand the Gothic threat.
He includes the climax of the Roman-Gothic confrontations, the disastrous battle of Adrianople, in which the Roman army was heavily defeated and the emperor Valens was killed.
By the 1711 campaign (Ciachir, Bercan, 1984: 5), Peter the Great had marked the expansion direction towards the Balkan region, which was continued, strengthened and subsequently established by the provisions of the Treaty of Kuciuk-Kainargi (1774),--which established Russia's prevailing role over the Romanian Principalities--, the Treaty of Iasi (1792), the Treaty of Bucharest (1812), the Treaty of Adrianople (1829), the Treaty of Balta-Limani (1849) (Berindei, 1991: 13).