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Notes on the Geography of Turkey (Istanbul): Topkapi and Dolmabahce: Photo 7

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The towers of the harem rise behind the Divan Salonu. The term harem is equivalent to Seraglio, an Italian word formerly applied by Europeans to the whole of Topkapi. The word "seraglio," ironically, comes from the Persian saray, meaning palace.

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