Falling in love with Istanbul/Constantinople


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Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul » Beyoglu
March 17th 2011
Published: April 28th 2011EDIT THIS ENTRY

I had heard before that Istanbul was a pretty special place that you had to see. I am now also firmly of that opinion myself. Originally (arguable) Byzantium, then Constantinople, Istanbul has only been known exclusively as Istanbul since the creation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923. Up until this point many 'westerners' still referred to it as Constantinople, almost 500 years after the 1453 Ot... Read Full Entry



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