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A city of southeast Turkey near the Syrian border. Founded as Edessa in ancient times, it was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire in 1637 and renamed Urfa. It is a trade center in a rich agricultural region.


(Placename) a city in SE Turkey: market centre. Pop: 451 000 (2005 est). Ancient name: Edessa



a city in SE Turkey, E of the Euphrates River: on the site of ancient Edessa. 357,400.
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Chef Faruk Yavuzel at the reopened Oz Urfa restaurant, which he runs with his brother Ferudan ROB BROWNE
Pero para los voluntarios que desean entrar directamente en territorio del Estado Islamico, el paso principal es a traves de la provincia de Urfa, donde hay varios puntos de acceso.
URFA, Turkey: The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Ain al-Arab overnight as ISIS fighters attacked Kurdish defenders with mortar bombs and car bombs, sources in the town and an anti-regime monitoring group said Sunday.
When musician Jason Hamacher contacted the Syrian Orthodox Archbishop of the United States and learned that there were no recordings of liturgical chants from Urfa, Hamacher resolved to ensure that he would help preserve 1800 years of musical tradition in recorded form, available to the public.
wool from Urfa and yarn from Diyarbekir, and how diverse the local partners (Muslims, Armenian Christians and Jews) were.
Photo taken on November 11, 2012 shows Turkish photojournalist Bunyamin Aygun working at Ceylanpinar in Urfa, near the Syrian border.
Information supplied by the Courts Service Stephen Smith, 47, of Urfa Terrace, South Shields.
Warncke called this species Andrena urfana, because he collected many of his samples near Urfa.
Both the chicken skewer and urfa (beef) kebab we ordered were succulent and flavourful.
It said Walid Khaled, the editor of the Gaza-based newspaper Filisteen, Nawaf al-Amer, program director for the satellite station Al-Quds, Amin Abu Warda, a reporter for the Palestinian News Network and the Emirati newspaper Al-Khaleej, and Amar Abu Urfa, a reporter for Shehab news agency, are all currently held in administrative detention.
An oil sheen was spotted in the Gulf of Mexico near the company's Mars and Urfa production areas and the UK market opened in the red despite Royal Dutch Shell announcing that it had no indication of problems with its wells.
Five-year-old Urfa was among the students performing the specially choreographed dance with her kindergarten classmates.