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A city of southeast Turkey on the Tigris River. It was a Roman colony called Amida from ad 230 to 363 and was finally captured by the Ottoman Turks in 1516.
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(Placename) a city in SE Turkey, on the River Tigris: ancient black basalt walls. Pop: 607 000 (2005 est). Ancient name: Amida
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Di•yar•ba•kir(dɪˈyɑr bʌk ər, -ˌyɑr bɑˈkɪər)
a city in SE Turkey in Asia, on the Tigris River. 448,300.
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