), a country in Pontus, in the valley of the river Iris. (Strab. p. 547.) Hamilton (Researches,
&c. vol. i. p. 358), speaking of the valley of Tourkhal,
says: “Here the Iris changes its course from west to north, agreeing with Strabo's description of that river near Gazioura, where it leaves the plain of Daximonitis.” Tourkhal
is west of Tocat,
and a little further north.