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Erzurum

[er-zuh-roo m] /ˈɛr zəˌrʊm/
noun
1.
a city in NE Turkey in Asia.
Also, Erzerum.
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Erzurum

/ˈɛəzʊrʊm/
noun
1.
a city in E Turkey: a strategic centre; scene of two major battles against Russian forces (1877 and 1916); important military base. Pop: 436 000 (2005 est)
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Erzurum

city, eastern Turkey. It lies 6,400 feet (1,950 metres) above sea level in a fertile plain surrounded by high mountains. On a caravan route from Anatolia to Iran, Erzurum has been a major commercial and military centre since antiquity and is now a major rail station on the route between Ankara and Iran.

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