Asia Minor Highlands

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Asia Minor Highlands

 

highlands in Turkey occupying a large part of the peninsula of Asia Minor. The interior part is the Anatolian Plateau, which is bordered by the outlying Pontic (in the north) and Taurus mountains (in the south). On the east, the Asia Minor Highlands blend into the Armenian Highland and on the west join the system of latitudinal ranges and depressions of the western part of the peninsula, primarily in the Aegean Basin.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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