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Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Dolmabahçe Palace (Turkish: Dolmabahçe Sarayı, IPA: doɫmabahˈtʃe saɾaˈjɯ) was built between 1843 and 1856, at a time when life was not convenient or comforting for the average person in Istanbul or the rest of the Ottoman Empire. The palace is situated in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş dist.....

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Great Mosque of Aleppo, Syria

Great Mosque of Aleppo, Syria

The largest and one of the oldest mosques in the city of Aleppo, Syria, is the Great Mosque of Aleppo, also known as the Umayyad Mosque (Arabic: جَـامِـع حَـلَـب الْـكَـبِـيْـر‎, Jāmi‘ Ḥalab al-Kabīr). During the reign of Umayyad Caliph al-Walid I ibn ‘A.....

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Underground City Of Nooshabad, Iran

Underground City Of Nooshabad, Iran

Nushabad (Persian: نوش آباد‎, also Romanized as Nūshābād; also known as Noshābād) is the central district of Aran Va Bidgol which is located about 5 kilometers in the north of Kashan, Isfahan province, Iran. Its population was 10,476 at the 2006 census, including 2,859 households. N.....

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Aleppo City, Syria

Aleppo City, Syria

The Ancient City of Aleppo (Arabic: مدينة حلب القديمة‎, romanized: Madīnat Ḥalab al-Qadīma), Turkish – Halep, Northern Syria’s main city. It is situated about 30 miles (50 km) south of the Turkish border in the northwestern part of the country. Since its creation .....

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Importance Of Poetry In Our World

Importance Of Poetry In Our World

Poetry is a genre of literature in which abstraction and the beauty of words are often celebrated. It’s so important because it makes us understand the world around us and enjoy it. The power of poetry lies in its ability to shine a light on the world “sideways,” such that the t.....

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Camp Of Diocletian, Syria

Camp Of Diocletian, Syria

A late Roman extension to the ancient city of Palmyra (تدمر), in the Syrian Desert, was the Camp of Diocletian (معسكر ديوقلسيان). The complex was built in the late 3rd century CE under the Roman Emperor Diocletian and served as the Legio I Illyricorum’s military headquarte.....

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Palmyra, Syria

Palmyra, Syria

Palmyra (/ˌpælˈmaɪrə/; Palmyrene: “Image of city name written in Palmyrene script” Tadmor; Arabic: تَدْمُر‎ Tadmur) is an ancient Semitic town, founded sometime in the second century BC. The region is currently known as Homs, which is about 200 km north of Damascus, the capital .....

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Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran

Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran

A fine example of Persian art, culture, and architecture, the Golestan Palace (Persian: کاخ گلستان‎, Kākh-e Golestān) is the former royal Qajar complex in the capital city of Iran, Tehran. It is the precious gem sitting in the heart of Tehran bearing Pahlavi kings’ memories fro.....

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Social democracy – a political, social, and economic philosophy

Social democracy – a political, social, and economic philosophy

Society is a place where all people are equal, and any society that does not promote that is neither a good nor a just society. Social democracy is a political, social, and economic philosophy within socialism that supports political and economic democracy. It is a political ideology that origina.....

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Time Museum, Tehran, Iran

Time Museum, Tehran, Iran

This beautiful metropolis, Tehran, has many amazing old museums and mansions that are its key tourist attractions. The Time Museum in Tehran is Iran’s only time museum; a fabulous collection of watches and clocks is assembled here. It is one of the tourist attractions in Iran linked to the .....

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Political Party Funding – a method used by a political party to raise money

Political Party Funding – a method used by a political party to raise money

Money is the all-important oil that keeps the party machinery going. Political party financing can distort the electoral process and is a major motive for corruption in both developed and developing countries. Political Party Funding (PPF) is a method used by a political party to raise money for .....

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Political Finance – a complex moral and legal issue

Political Finance – a complex moral and legal issue

The funding of political activities is a key issue for ensuring good governance and combating corruption. Political finance covers all funds that are raised and spent for political purposes. It is also a complex moral and legal issue. Such purposes include all political contests for voting by cit.....

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