see TekirdağTekirdağ
, city (1990 pop. 80,207), capital of Tekirdağ prov., NW Turkey, on the Sea of Marmara. It is a small port and an agricultural trade center. It was known in ancient times as Bisanthe and as Rhaedestus and later as Rodosto.
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In addition to the remarkable performance of its central character, "The Man by the Shore" benefits from the commanding presence of Bisanthe, an icon of dignified resistance as the no-nonsense grandmother.