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Afyonkarahisar

(äfyōn`kä'rähĭsär`) [Turk.,=black castle of opium], city (1990 pop. 95,643), capital of Afyonkarahisar prov., W central Turkey, at an elevation of c.3,500 ft (1,070 m). It is the commercial center of a region where grains are grown. Opium poppies, once a main product, were banned in 1971, except for some medical uses. Carpets are manufactured in the city, which is a major rail junction.
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According to Doy-an, Roman mosaics were discovered by the yznik Municipality during an excavation in August of last year on Afyon Street in the Beyler neighborhood.
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Gurdal also said the group had an investment target of 300-330m lira, most of which would be invested in a factory in the Aegean province of Afyon.
The raids were focused on Istanbul but also took place in the western city of Afyon and Zonguldak on the Black Sea, Anatolia added.
In addition, he announced that new high-speed lines between EskiAehir and the provinces of Sivas, Yozgat, KA[+ or -]rA[+ or -]kkale, Afyon, UAak, Manisa, A[degrees]zmir and Bursa will be included in the network, while from Konya, new high-speed train routes will be added to the provinces of Karaman, Mersin, Adana, Osmaniye and Gaziantep
Seat-belt usage in Afyon jumped from 4% in 2011 to 49% in 2012.
The group, led by Ugur Erdem Urer, a lecturer in Afyon Kocatepe University's State Music Academy, was established by young academic artists in 1996 with the aim of putting on high-quality performances.
The Turkish marble was sourced from Afyon and Kutahya, two mountainous cities in Turkey renowned for their marble production.
Hittites passed through this city during the Arzava war time; Phrygians finally settled in Afyon, and Persians choose Apemeia as a centre.
Afyon Kocatepe Universitesi, Tip Fakultesi, Fiziksel Tip ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dali, Afyon, Turkiye
There were small pro-military protests in the cities of Bursa, Mersin and Afyon on Jan 14, involving a couple of hundred people, according to newspaper reports.