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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.
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(Placename) a city in SE Turkey: market centre. Pop: 451 000 (2005 est). Ancient name: Edessa
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a city in SE Turkey, E of the Euphrates River: on the site of ancient Edessa. 357,400.
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