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Asitane is another old name of the city, in ottoman language...
Cultural heritage and natural beauty meets in Istanbul as asia and europe meets in it
by berryinaspin July 21, 2005
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Noun.
Was Constantinople,
Now it's Istanbul not,
Constantinople.
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
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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
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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
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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).
by aat1179 August 08, 2004
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