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, city (1990 pop. 6,748,435) and metropolitan muncipality, capital of İstanbul prov., NW Turkey, on both sides of the Bosporus at its entrance into the Sea of Marmara. Since 2004 the metropolitan municipality and province have been coterminous.
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1. An enclosed or protected place.
2. A palace.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. the harem of a Muslim house or palace
2. a sultan's palace, esp in the former Turkish empire
3. the wives and concubines of a Muslim
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