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, Turkish Toros , mountain chain, S Turkey, extending c.350 mi (560 km) roughly parallel to the Mediterranean coast of S Asia Minor. It forms the southern border of the Anatolian plateau. Its northeastern extension across the Seyhan River is called the Anti-Taurus.
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the collective name for two parallel mountain ridges of the Central Taurus in Turkey: Tahtakóprü (Mount Bey, 3,054 m) in the west and Binboğadaği (Mount Binboga, 2,830 m) in the east. Approximately 200 km long, they are divided by the rivers of the Seyhan and Ceyhan basins. In the north there are dry steppes and frigana-type brushwood; in the moister, southern area there are coniferous subtropical forests of Cilician fir, black pine, eastern spruce, and so on.

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