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 (bə-to͞o′mē) also Ba·tum (-to͞om′)
A city of southwest Georgia on the Black Sea near the Turkish border. On the site of an ancient Greek colony, it is an important petroleum refining and shipping center.


(bɑːˈtuːm) or


(Placename) a city in Georgia: capital of the Adzhar Autonomous Republic; a major Black Sea port. Pop: 118 000 (2005 est)
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WASHINGTON (AFP) - Charlotte Hornets guard Nicolas Batum will make his 2017-18 NBA regular-season debut on Wednesday after tearing a left elbow ligament last month, Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Tuesday.
As if France needs additional firepower, Nicolas Batum will finally make his Fiba Olympic qualifying tournament debut on Saturday after getting the go-signal from the NBA.
Batum 5-15 0-0 11, Aldridge 7-20 9-10 24, Lopez 5-6 0-0 10, Lillard 5-16 7-8 18, Crabbe 1-2 0-0 3, McCollum 3-13 0-0 6, Leonard 4-5 0-0 10, Freeland 0-0 0-0 0, Blake 0-0 0-0 0.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) EskiE-ehir deputy SE-heyl Batum, who was referred to a disciplinary board early in November, has been kicked out of the party.
Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum said he's ready to suit up for the French men's basketball team in the upcoming FIBA World Cup 2014 in Spain, the Frenchman confirmed on his Twitter account on Thursday.
L'Espagnol Pau Gasol, auteur d'un triple double, et les Los Angeles Lakers etaient un cran au-dessus de Portland et Nicolas Batum, qui ont ete battus de 25 points (121-96) dimanche NBA.
NIC Batum wasn't part of the French team that outlasted Gilas Pilipinas in the Manila Olympic Qualifying Tournament on Tuesday night.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A decision by the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) to refer EskiE-ehir deputy SE-heyl Batum to the party's disciplinary board for expulsion has triggered intra-party debates, as Muharrem ynce has reacted harshly to the decision and a number of other CHP deputies have declared their support.
3-Point Goals: 10-21, .476 (Williams 3-5, McCollum 2-3, Matthews 2-4, Batum 2-5, Lillard 1-4).
Ronny Turiaf and Nicolas Batum both delivered hard foul to members of the Spanish national team.
Suheyl Batum of the Republican People's Party (CHP) and Burhan Kuzu of the Justice & Development (AK) Party, who attended a panel discussion at Ankara University's Political Sciences Faculty, were protested.