aegean aegean  /ɪ ˈdʒi ən/


  1. (n) an arm of the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey; a main trade route for the ancient civilizations of Crete and Greece and Rome and Persia
  2. (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of the prehistoric Aegean civilization
  3. (adj) of or relating to or bordering the Aegean Sea

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  1. First Impressions from Turkey

    Kusadasi, Turkey, on the Aegean Sea – My impressions from my first 24 hours in Turkey are decidedly personal and narrow–I’m observing Turkish society through a straw.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Cato Institute

  2. European Commission Weighs Greek Airlines Deal

    Aegean Airlines, which wishes to take over Olympic, is awaiting a ruling Sept. 3 that the airlines say is their only hope for survival.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Turkish PM vows new gesture aimed to cool protests

    The protests have centered lately on three cities: Istanbul, Izmir on the Aegean Sea coast, and Ankara, the capital.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Abilene Reporter-News


  1. "We do not want to see the Aegean as a sea dividing us. We want to see the Aegean as a sea of peace," Erdogan told a news conference alongside Papandreou.
    on May 14, 2010 By: Recep Tayyip Erdogan Source: Reuters

  2. "We are very proud to see a renewed order from Aegean Airlines so quickly after becoming a new Airbus customer in December 2005," said Airbus Chief Executive Christian Streiff.
    on Jul 19, 2006 By: Christian Streiff Source: Boston Globe

  3. "There is an increase in tension in the Aegean, which is evaluated very seriously by the Greek side," Bakoyannis said. "We have overflights - not the usual overflights we had in the past, but overflights over inhabited islands - which worries...
    on Jun 22, 2009 By: Dora Bakoyannis Source:

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