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Edirne, Turkey, is a city very near to the Western border between Turkey and Greece. The city is also close to the border with Bulgaria, slightly to the north. The city was once named Hadrianopolis, after the Emperor Hadrian, and called Adrianople by many in the West. Established in 125 CE, by the Emperor Hadrian, the city of Edirne has a long history.

Edirne was the capital of the Ottoman Empire for nearly 100 years, from about 1360 to 1450 CE. Named “the land of mystery” by the founder of the Bahá’í faith in the 1860s, Edirne has been much fought over historically. This is primarily due to its prime location for those seeking to travel farther east. The city is on the banks of the ...

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