Istanbul vs. Constantinople & why both are Greek cities

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On May 29, 2019, with the anniversary of the Fall of Constantinople approaching, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a municipal election campaign speech saying that Istanbul will never be called “Constantinople” again .

However, the Turkish President is probably unaware that even Istanbul is a name that the Greeks actually gave to the city. Specifically, “Istanbul” derives from the Greek phrase “Is tin poli,” which means “into the city.”

In fact, throughout the many centuries of its existence, Greeks had referred to Constantinople as...


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Istanbul vs. Constantinople & why both are Greek cities


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