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An ancient Greek city of southwest Asia Minor on the Aegean Sea in present-day Turkey. In the fourth century bc. Queen Artemisia built a magnificent tomb here for her husband, King Mausolus. His mausoleum was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.


(Placename) a Greek colony on the SW coast of Asia Minor: one of the major Hellenistic cities


(ˌhæl ə kɑrˈnæs əs)

an ancient city of Caria, in SW Asia Minor: site of the Mausoleum, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Hal`i•car•nas′si•an, Hal`i•car•nas′se•an, adj.
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Noun1.Halicarnassus - an ancient Greek city on the southwestern coast of Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; site of the mausoleum at Halicarnassus
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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LAST-MINUTE DEALS ON HOLIDAYS a taste of turkey LOCATED on the southwest coast of Turkey, the Bodrum peninsula stretches out towards the Aegean Sea and boasts a Mediterranean climate of long, hot summers that extend into October.
Kuwait's leading low-cost airline Jazeera Airways has announced that it has for the first time begun serving the coastal city of Bodrum in Turkey with three weekly flights.
In 2018, 14,100 Azerbaijani tourists visited Turkey's Bodrum, which is located in the country's Mugla Province, Trend reports via Turkish media.
The Aegean resort town of Bodrum in southwestern Turkey's MuAla province was pounded with hail and heavy rains that swept away cars and left the town underwater on Thursday.
ANKARA, Nov 20 (KUNA) -- At least one illegal migrant died and 10 others were rescued after a boat sank off the coast of Bodrum in Turkey's Aegean province of Mugla, coast guard sources said.
u8206?Tribune News Network DOHA Qatar Airways has announced the return of its recently-launched seasonal routes to Antalya, Bodrum, Mykonos and M'e1laga, with more flights and upgraded aircraft on two routes from May 2019.
The picturesque resort city of Bodrum is famous for its many beaches, boutique hotels and seafood restaurants.
The surest way to find the gate for your flight to Bodrum? Follow Turkey's reemergent creative class, scantily clad in little more than sunscreen, as they queue up for a weekend departure from Istanbul's Ataturk airport.
Turkish Airlines has started direct flights between the Turkish city of Bodrum and London during the summer season.
Having increased its capacity for many destinations with the arrival of summer season, Turkish Airlines now enables its passengers to directly fly between Bodrum, and London.
Flights will now take people to Enfidha in Tunisia, Bodrum in Turkey, Dubrovnik in Croatia and Halkidiki in Greece.
APORT city on Turkey's Aegean coast, Bodrum is famous for its upmarket marina, sandy beaches, whitewashed houses and ancient world antiquities.