Erzurum is a province of Turkey in the Eastern Anatolia Region. It is the largest city in and the eponymous capital of Erzurum Province and is located near to the source of Karasu or Western Euphrates river. Erzurum, known as “The Rock” in NATO code, served as NATO’s most southeastern air force post, during the Cold War.  In ancient times, the city existed under the Armenian name Karin, and during the reigns of the Artaxiad and Arsacid kings of Armenia, it served as the capital of the canton of Karin, in the province of Bardzr Haik.

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The Citadel of Erzurum
Erzurum city
Entrance of Erzurum Castle