- a city in SE Turkey, E of the Euphrates River: on the site of ancient Edessa.
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The Syrian revolt was quelled, and Urfa surrendered to the sultan.The Political History of England - Vol XI
It may be added that a further tradition asserts that Urfa was the home of Job.
The inhabitants of Urfa lined the streets and waved and cheered lustily.
A hard, broad, high-road runs ostentatiously some miles out of Urfa on the side which we were approaching.
In Urfa—even in fanatical Urfa—there was one such petition sent in.
- a city in SE Turkey: market centre. Pop: 451 000 (2005 est)Ancient name: Edessa
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