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A city of northern Turkey northeast of Ankara on Samsun Bay, an inlet of the Black Sea. In ancient times Samsun was an important Greek colony.
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(Turkish ˈsɑmsun)
(Placename) a port in N Turkey, on the Black Sea. Pop: 395 000 (2005 est). Ancient name: Amisus
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a city in N Turkey, in Asia. 326,900.
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GARRICK Porteous, the 29-yearold European Challenge Tour star from Bamburgh Castle, shot an excellent 68-4-under-par in the first round of the Turkish Airlines Open Challenge tournament played over the 6,710 par-72 Samsun course in Atakun, Turkey.
euxini females reached sexual maturity at age 2 and at 38.8 cm; and the spawning period begins in May with peaks in July to September (Samsun et al., 2006; Bilgin et al., 2014b).
Turkish authorities launched a search and rescue mission off the Black Sea coastal province of Samsun after receiving a distress signal from the Panama-flagged vessel, Volgo Balt 214, the Samsun governor's office said.
Samsun governor Osman Kaymak said six crew members, including the captain, died before rescuers could arrive.
ANKARA, Jan 7 (KUNA) -- The death toll of the Panama-flagged ship that sank off the coast of Samsun province in Turkey's Black Sea has risen to six, including the ship's captain, a Turkish official said Monday.
Two crew members of the ship that sank in the Black Sea off the coast of Turkey's Samsun province are Azerbaijani citizens, Trend reports via Turkish media on Jan.
He met with Istanbul and Samsun based investors and businesses looking to expand in Qatar, it added.
Tribune News network Doha A business delegation headed by Al Meera Deputy CEO Salah al Hammadi visited Istanbul and Samsun recently to enhance bilateral trade relations between Qatar and Turkey.
Meetings were also held with government officials, including Samsun governor Osman Kaymak.
Chief Inspector Antonio Gutierrez, Gumaca police chief, said Anthony Ansus, 28, and his younger brother, Christian, 25, were arrested for allegedly stabbing Lawrence Samsun, 31, in Barangay (village) Maunlad around 8:30 p.m.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish security forces detained five suspected members of the ISIL terrorist group in the country's Northern Samsun province, who were planning to carry out attacks in Istanbul, local media said.
Speaking at an overall evaluation meeting following this year's edition in Samsun, Turkey, Rukhledev confirmed the two front-running candidates to stage the event in four years' time - and disclosed his own opinion that the emirate should be selected ahead of LA.