city in NW European Turkey, near the Greek border, on the site of an ancient Roman city (Adrianopolis) founded by the emperor Hadrian ( 125?)
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.x
- is a city in Eastern Thrace, the northwestern part of Turkey, close to the borders with Greece and Bulgari; formerly called Adrianople
From Turkish Edirne.
- It corresponded roughly to ancient Thrace, Macedonia with Chalcidice, Epirus and a large part of Illyria, constituting the present administrative divisions of Stambul (Constantinople, including a small strip of the opposite Asiatic coast), Edirne (Adrianople), Salonica with Kossovo (Macedonia), Iannina (parts of Epirus and Thessaly), Shkodra (Scutari or upper Albania).
- Edirne, or Edreneh; Sla y.