It's one of the gorgeous cities in the world which is in Turkey.
Istanbul is not Constantinople.
by selinsel April 05, 2010
Was Constantinople,
Now it's Istanbul not,
Every gal in Constantinople
Lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople
So if you've a date in Constantinople she'll be waiting in Istanbul
guy 1: wasn't Istanbul Constantinople?
Guy 2: yes, but now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople
Guy 3:Been a long time gone, Constantinople...
Guy 1: Why did Constantinople get the works?
Guy 2: That's nobody's business but the Turks!
by Colte the Pirate January 10, 2007
A big city of Turkey which is known by lots of idiots as the capital of Turkey.
Merve: Which city is the capital of Turkey?
John: Istanbul.
Merve: No idiot, it's Ankara.
John: Ohh...
by hortlak September 10, 2011
A city that has had so many names and owners that a bunch of guys had to write a song about it to make people understand.
Names: Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul
Countries/empires claiming it: Troy, Rome, Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire, Germany (almost), Turkey

Remember: Istanbul, not Constantinople
by Polak113 November 29, 2009
somewhere in this gerneral area
if im here and your there and istanbul is somewhere in this general area...then who the hell is that
by peter griffin February 18, 2005
City on the Bosphorus in Turkey. Former capital of Roman, Byzantine, and Turkish empires. Has only had the name since the Turks took over in 1453 and its true name (330-1453) is Constantinople. Magnificent old churches and mosques (many of which used to be churches).
You say Istanbul, I say Constantinople.
by aat1179 August 08, 2004
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