Cilician Gates


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Cilician Gates

A mountain pass in the Taurus Mountains of southern Turkey. The pass has served for centuries as a natural highway linking Anatolia's interior with the Mediterranean coast.
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Cilician Gates

pl n
(Placename) a pass in S Turkey, over the Taurus Mountains. Turkish name: Gülek Bogaz
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Cili′cian Gates′


n.pl.
a mountain pass in SE Asia Minor connecting Cappadocia and Cilicia.
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