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Turan

(to͞orän`), desert lowland, shared by Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, S and E of the Aral Sea. The Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers divide it into the Kara KumKara Kum
, two deserts, one in Kazakhstan and one in Turkmenistan. The Caspian Kara Kum or Garagum, the larger desert (c.115,000 sq mi/297,900 sq km), is W of the Amu Darya River and includes most of Turkmenistan. The Murghab and Tejen rivers flow out of the Hindu Kush Mts.
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 desert in the south, the Kyzyl KumKyzyl Kum
or Kizil Kum
[Turk.,=red sand], desert, c.115,000 sq mi (297,900 sq km), in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. This vast region SE of the Aral Sea between the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers consists mainly of rocky areas covered by sparse vegetation and shifting sand
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 desert in the center, and the Aral Kara Kum desert in the north. The region has very little precipitation and is sparsely populated, except in the irrigated oases along the Amu Darya and Syr Darya, where cotton, fruit, and rice are grown. Part of the region is used for sheep grazing.

Turan

 

a city and the administrative center of Pii-Khem Raion, Tuva ASSR. Turan is located in the Turan-Uiuk Basin on the Turan River, a left tributary of the Uiuk, which flows into the BiiKhem, or Bol’shoi Enisei. Situated on the Us Route, which runs between Kyzyl and Abakan, the city is 70 km northwest of Kyzyl and 367 km from the Abakan railroad station. Turan has an industrial combine and a state forestry establishment, as well as a people’s amateur theater.

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Call me Turan," replied the man, for it had come to him that if Tara of Helium recognized him as the man whose impetuous avowal of love had angered her that day in the gardens of The Warlord, her situation might be rendered infinitely less bearable than were she to believe him a total stranger.
But now she had no time to speculate upon so trivial a thing, for behind her came the sudden clash of arms and she knew that Turan, the panthan, had crossed swords with the first of their pursuers.
And as he withdrew it from the last position the kaldane rolled lifeless from its stumbling rykor and Turan sprang quickly down the steps to engage the next behind, and then Ghek had drawn Tara upward and a turn in the stairway shut the battling panthan from her view; but still she heard the ring of steel on steel, the clank of accouterments and the shrill whistling of the kaldanes.
The monarchs of Iran and Turan sent him some very rare birds;' and, continues the courtly historian, 'His Majesty by crossing the breeds, which method was never practised before, has improved them astonishingly.
Istanbul: Turkish star midfielder Arda Turan on Sunday married his long term girlfriend in Istanbul, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan acting as his marriage witness, reports said.
Barcelona v Sevilla - Spanish Super Cup second leg - Barcelona's Arda Turan scores a goal against Sevilla's goalkeeper Sergio Rico.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency (NINA)- The Deputy Head of the Iraqi Turkmen Front, and a member of the House of Representatives Hassan Turan announced that the Turkish Foreign Minister Mouloud Chaush Oglu will meet with the Turkish Turkmen Higher Coordination Committee during his visit to Iraq tomorrow.
Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan is close to signing for Turkey's Basaksehir, the Istanbul club said in a statement on Tuesday.
He noted that there is no need to keep a journalist in detention for the sake of the investigation, or to block the activities of the Azerbaijani privately-owned news agency Turan, of which Mehman Aliyev is the director.
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Turan Ismayilov the Chief Executive Officer of FINOKO sign the Agreement during IDB 42nd annual meeting at hotel Hilton in Jeddah.