E·dir·ne (ĕ-dîrnĕ) Formerly A·dri·a·no·ple (ā′drē-ə-nōpəl)
A city of northwest Turkey northwest of Istanbul. It was founded c. AD 125 by the Roman emperor Hadrian on the site of an earlier Thracian town and was conquered at various times by Visigoths, Bulgarians, Crusaders, Turks, and Russians. Held by Greece after 1920, it was restored to Turkey in 1923.
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