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Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Aydin

City, southwestern Turkey, near the Menderes River (the ancient Maeander). It is an important trading centre on the Afyon-Izmir highway and rail line. Nearby is the site of ancient Tralles, said to have been founded by the Argives. Aydin was called G�zelhisar (�Beautiful Castle�) under the Turkmen Mentese emirs in the 13th century. Renamed for the 14th-century ruling dynasty of

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