Dirhem


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Dirhem

A Turkish measure of weight approximately equivalent to 3.21 grams. It became obsolete when Turkey made the metric system mandatory in 1933.
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"In the name of this sand In the name of wide deserts and difficult mountains We will revolt, my brother..." "[The music] brought people together from different governorates to join the popular resistance," Dirhem said.
Amin Dirhem, a businessman and frequent visitor to the island criticized the lack of active fire department in Socotra, stressing the importance of providing the island with at least two fire departments in Hadibo and Qalansiyah areas to control such wildfire quickly.
In December 2008, Dirhem Al-Qadasi, head of ER at the Science and Technology Hospital was stabbed to death by the relatives of an elderly patient who died while in his department.
Rich finds of Islamic dirhems all around the Baltic tell that the economic wind was blowing from the East in the 9th and 10th centuries.