from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of central Turkey east of Ankara. An important city of Asia Minor under the Romans, Byzantines, and Seljuk Turks, it was sacked by Tamerlane in 1400 and fell to the Ottoman Turks in the 15th century. Population: 251,000.


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  • Turkey against the accused culprits of the massacre in Sivas.

    Dario Fo - Nobel Lecture

  • In eastern provinces Ardahan, Erzurum, Kars, Sivas and Agri, temperature dropped to minus 40 degrees Celsius.

    Siberian Weather Hits Europe, Lakes and Waterfalls Freeze

  • Flying home from Sivas, Mr. Erdogan's team peered out of the aircraft windows, waiting to open their water bottles until they could see the minaret lights turn on in Ankara, signaling the end of the day's fast.

    Fears for Turkey's Future Roil Vote on Constitution

  • The intervention of the American consul in Turkey led to their place of exile being changed from Sivas to Bursa, where they remained until they were permitted to return to Palestine.

    Olga Belkind-Hankin.

  • When World War I broke out Hankin, like many businessmen in Palestine, was charged with treason, arrested, imprisoned in Jerusalem and deported to Sivas in Anatolia.

    Olga Belkind-Hankin.

  • We quenched our thirst for the first time since our departure from Sivas.

    Janet Kinosian: Witness to Fire: Survivors of the Armenian Genocide

  • Saint Blaise was a physician and bishop of Sebaste modern Sivas, Armenia.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • The Sunday Sport of December 15th, 1991, reported that a sex-starved wife from Sivas in Turkey was granted a divorce because her husband had fallen in love with her mule.

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • Ottoman occupation of Karaman (1397), the state of Kadi Burhaneddin based in Sivas (1398), and the areas of Elbistan and Malatya west of the Euphrates (1399); Ottoman control was thus extended over most of Anatolia.


  • He was a blind Alevi from Sivas whose songs dwelt on themes of tolerance and humanity.



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