[ US /mɑɹˈmɑɹə/ ]
  1. an inland sea in northwestern Turkey; linked to the Black Sea by the Bosporus and linked to the Aegean by the Dardanelles
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  • After seizing control of the first five ships without fatalities, soldiers rappelled from helicopters onto the largest of the ships, the 590-passenger Mavi Marmara, where passengers affiliated with a Turkish Islamic aid organization known as the IHH attacked them with chains, pipes, knives, and other light weapons, according to eyewitness accounts and supported by videos of the raid taken by israeli soldiers. Turkey Rejects Israeli Find on Raid
  • This is the railway that comes up from Arabia to the Sea of Marmara opposite Istanbul.
  • Five small ships were commandeered without incident, but soldiers rappelling from helicopters onto the deck of the Marmara, with some 600 passengers on board, were attacked by several dozen activists armed with bars, slingshots and knives as they landed on deck one by one, according to video footage released by the military. Israel's Deadly Flotilla Raid Ruled Legal
  • Queen Elizabeth might do it, but how likely was it that the Admiralty would permit the prize superdreadnought to be exposed to the dangers involved in entering the Sea of Marmara? Castles of Steel
  • It is more likely that the "interrelatedness" of this event to the pending dispute between Turkey and Israel over the recent UN Report upholding the legality of Israel's efforts to stop the Mavi Marmara from breaking Israel's naval blockade of Gaza, and its refusal to apologize for the killing of several Turkish nationals. Clarence B. Jones: Domestic Foreign Policy Storm Clouds -- The Unresolved Israel Palestine Dispute
  • The largest city of Turkey, in the northwest part of the country on both sides of the Bosporus at its entrance into the Sea of Marmara.
  • OBJECTIVE: In the Marmara earthquake, which occurred on August 17, 1999, 639 people had renal complications, and 477 needed hemodialysis treatment because of acute renal failure due to crush injury.
  • Soldiers rappelling from helicopters onto the deck of the Marmara, with some 600 passengers on board, were mobbed by several dozen activists as they landed on deck one by one. Israeli Inquiry Finds Flotilla Interception Was Legal
  • The ferries are a necessity because of the Bosphorus -- the strait that halves Istanbul, running between the Asian and European sides of the city, and connecting the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea (via the Marmara Sea). TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at
  • Although superb for couples seeking solitude, a short river taxi ride takes more sociable guests to the lively village of Neos Marmaras, where there are plenty of additional bars and restaurants.
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