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Dardanelles, narrow strait 40 mi (60 km) long in northwestern Turkey, separating Asia Minor from Europe, called the Hellespont in ancient times. It links the Sea of Marmara with the Aegean Sea and is part of the waterway leading from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. Together with the Bosporus, the Dardanelles control the access of former Soviet vessels to the Mediterranean.

See also: Hellespont.

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