Nusaybin

Nusaybin no͞osībĭn´ [key] or Nisibin nē´sĭbēn [key], town (1990 pop. 50,605), SE Turkey, near the Syrian border. It is a commercial and transportation center. It has ruins of the ancient Nisibis, the residence of early (2d cent. BC–1st cent. AD) Armenian kings. In early Christian times it was a center of Nestorianism. In 1839 the Egyptians defeated the Turks at Nusaybin.

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