istanbul istanbul  /ˌɪ stɑn ˈbul/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church

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News

  1. Istanbul's 2020 bid addresses unrest

    Leaders of Istanbul's bid for the 2020 Olympics say ''the voice of tolerance'' will prevail after the civil unrest that has roiled Turkey over the past two weeks and raised questions about the country's readiness to host the games.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Fox Sports

  2. Istanbul addresses protests in bid for 2020

    Leaders of Istanbul's bid for the 2020 Olympics say "the voice of tolerance" will prevail after the civil unrest that has roiled Turkey over the past two weeks and raised questions about the country's readiness to host the games.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: ESPN

  3. Istanbul addresses protests in 2020 presentation

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Leaders of Istanbul's bid for the 2020 Olympics say ''the voice of tolerance'' will prevail after the civil unrest that has roiled Turkey over the past two weeks and raised questions about the country's readiness to host the games.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

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Quotes

  1. "Some people have asked me if I chose to continue my travels to Ankara and Istanbul to send a message to the world," Obama said. "And my answer is simple: Evet - yes."
    on Apr 6, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: TIME

  2. "You know all too well about the attacks in Madrid and London," Gates said. "But there have also been multiple smaller attacks in Istanbul, Amsterdam, Paris, and Glasgow, among others. Numerous cells and plots have been disrupted in recent...
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: CNN

  3. "He didn't even know his way around Istanbul," Samast said. "This kid was used."
    on Jan 21, 2007 By: Ogun Samast Source: Forbes

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