What is Anatolia?

  • (noun): A peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey.
    Synonyms: Asia Minor


Anatolia (from Greek Ἀνατολή, Anatolē — "east" or "(sun)rise"; also Asia Minor, from Greek: Μικρὰ Ἀσία Mikrá Asía "small Asia"; in modern Turkish: Anadolu) is a geographic and historical term denoting the westernmost protrusion of Asia, comprising the majority of the Republic of Turkey. The region is bounded by the Black Sea to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the Aegean Sea to the west. The Sea of Marmara forms a connection between the Black and Aegean Seas through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits, and separates Anatolia from Thrace on the European mainland. Traditionally, Anatolia is considered to extend in the east to a line between the Gulf of Iskenderun and the Black Sea, approximately corresponding to the western two-thirds of the Asian part of Turkey. However, since Anatolia is now often considered to be synonymous with Asian Turkey, its eastern and southeastern borders are widely taken to be the Turkish borders with the neighboring countries, which are Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Iraq and Syria, in clockwise direction.

Read more about Anatolia.

Some articles on Anatolia:

Anatolia - Demographics
... Almost 80% of the people currently residing in Anatolia are Turkish ... a major community in southeastern Anatolia, and are the largest ethnic minority ... Jews, Laz, Gagauz, Yezidi, Abkhazians and a number of other ethnic groups also live in Anatolia in smaller numbers ...
Laleli - Name
... Laleli in Erzincan Province (in the Eastern Anatolia region) of Turkey Urban districts Erzincan Rural districts Çayırlı İliç Kemah Kemaliye Otlukbeli Refahiye ...
... has been established to enhance the recognition of The Southeastern Anatolia Project, abbreviated as GAP, on a rational ground which serves forming ... Within this context, the Channel aims to meet the demands of those living in the East and Southeast Anatolia as well as inform them about the contributions ... and peculiarities of the East and Southeast Anatolia, consisting education, culture, drama, music programs and news with commercials ...
Anatolia College
... Anatolia College (Greek Κολλέγιο Ανατόλια, IPA ), or sometimes the American College (Greek Αμερικάνικο Κολλέγιο, IPA ), is a private, non-profit ... The school has three subdivisions Anatolia Elementary, Anatolia High School (known simply as Anatolia College, which also includes the Anatolia IB) and the American College of Thessaloniki, a private university ...
Sabit İnce - Biography
... Hussein, saying Songs and Songs of Anatolia was infatuation ... ANASAM headquarters is located in Kayseri - Anatolia Science and Literature Works Owners Association was founded and headed the Public ... City People's Poet of the old name, the Anatolia Cultural Center, Poets, Writers, Poets of the Honorary President of the Union in 2006 was elected general assembly ...