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On a hill overlooking the meeting of the Bosphorus, the Golden Horn, and the Sea of Marmara, stands a monument to over 400 years of Ottoman rule, Topkapi Palace. "Topkapi" means Cannon Gate, and probably came to designate the palace because of the two cannons that guarded its most important water-gates. Before that it was called the "Grand Seraglio" by the Europeans, and simply "saray" (the Persian word for palace), by the Turks.
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