- East Thrace
East Thrace, or Eastern Thrace ( _bg. Източна Тракия, "Iztochna Trakiya"; _el. Ανατολική Θράκη), or Turkish Thrace, is the part of the modern republic of
Turkeythat is geographically part of Europe, all in the eastern part of the historical region of Thrace; most of Turkey is in Anatolia, formerly known as Asia Minor. Turkish Thrace is also called northwestern Turkey and European Turkey. This area includes the historic centre of old İstanbul( _el. Κωνσταντινούπολη), as well as such cities as Edirne(the former Adrianopolis, the historical capital of the Ottoman vilayet that comprised all Thrace), Tekirdağ, Çorlu, Lüleburgazand Kırklareli.
The region comprises the three "il" (republican provinces) of Edirne, Kırklareli and Tekirdağ, along with the European parts of İstanbul and Çanakkale. On the other hand, Istanbul, the Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Peninsula and
Gökçeada(both part of Çanakkale Province) may not always be considered part of Thrace by Turks today.
* Northern Thrace
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