Marmara

[mahr-mer-uh]
noun
  1. Sea of, a sea in NW Turkey, between European and Asian Turkey, connected with the Black Sea by the Bosporus, and with the Aegean by the Dardanelles. 4300 sq. mi. (11,135 sq. km).
Also Mar·mo·ra [mahr-mer-uh, mahr-mawr-uh, ‐mohr-uh] /ˈmɑr mər ə, mɑrˈmɔr ə, ‐ˈmoʊr ə/.
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Contemporary Examples of marmara

  • Turkey is still demanding an Israeli apology for the nine Turks killed on the Mavi Marmara.

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    Israel's New Crisis at Sea

    Thanassis Cambanis

    June 21, 2010

  • Israel is on the defensive about the siege of Gaza and its commando raid on the Mavi Marmara.

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    Israel's New Crisis at Sea

    Thanassis Cambanis

    June 21, 2010

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British Dictionary definitions for marmara

Marmara

Marmora

noun
  1. Sea of Marmara a deep inland sea in NW Turkey, linked with the Black Sea by the Bosporus and with the Aegean by the Dardanelles: separates Turkey in Europe from Turkey in Asia. Area: 11 471 sq km (4429 sq miles)Ancient name: Propontis
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