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Gallipoli

(gəlĭp`əlē) or

Gelibolu

(gĕlē`bōlo͞o'), city (1990 pop. 18,670), W Turkey, a port at the east end of the DardanellesDardanelles
or Çanakkale Boğazi
, strait, c.40 mi (60 km) long and from 1 to 4 mi (1.6 to 6.4 km) wide, connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara and separating the Gallipoli peninsula of European Turkey from Asian Turkey.
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, near the neck of the Gallipoli PeninsulaGallipoli Peninsula,
Lat. Chersonesus Thracica, narrow peninsula, c.50 mi (80 km) long, W Turkey, extending southwestward between the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles. The port of Gallipoli gives it its name.
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. It has long been a strategic point in the defense of İstanbul (Constantinople) and has numerous historic remains. It was captured by the Ottoman Turks in 1354.

Gallipoli

 

(from Greek Kallipolis), the name used in historical and other literature for the city of Gelibolu in Turkey.

Gallipoli

poorly conceived and conducted battle ending in British disaster (1915). [Br. Hist.: Fuller, III, 240–261]
See: Defeat

Gallipoli

1. a peninsula in NW Turkey, between the Dardanelles and the Gulf of Saros: scene of a costly but unsuccessful Allied campaign in 1915
2. a port in NW Turkey, at the entrance to the Sea of Marmara: historically important for its strategic position. Pop.: 16 751 (latest est.)
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GKN Sinter Metals, a producer of precision powder metal products, is planning to expand its Gallipolis production facility in south-eastern Ohio's Gallia County.
The Gallipolis facility s Manager - Matt Daniels has revealed that the project is likely to insert 50 permanent jobs plus create further sales of as much as $20m for the company over the next 2/3-year phase.
GKN Sinter Metals obtained almost $800,000 of tax credits and development grants from numerous state and local agencies to support the Gallipolis project.
He added, We are eager to install this new equipment and to begin production based on the new technology that s been developed here in Gallipolis.
The State Representative Ryan Smith said, I am very excited that GKN chose the Gallipolis plant to expand their business.