The first known name of the city is Byzantium ( Greek: Βυζάντιο - Byzántion, Pronounced "Vizadio" in modern Greek), around 660 BC. It took on the name of Constantinople ( Greek: Κωνσταντινουπόλεως - Konstantinoúpolis, or Κωνσταντινούπολη - Konstantinoúpoli; Latin: Constantinopolis; Ottoman Turkish: قسطنطینية - Kostantiniyye) after its re-foundation under Byzantineball emperor Constantine I, who transferred the imperial capital from it's historic base, Romeball, to Byzantium in 330 AD and designated his new capital New Rome (Latin: Nova Roma).
The modern Turkish name for the city, İstanbul, was used alongside Kostantiniyye, the more formal adaptation of the original name of Constantinople, during the period of Ottoman rule. Despite the name change, western languages mostly continued to refer to the city as Constantinople until the early 20th century. After the creation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, the Turkish government began to formally object to the use of Constantinople in other languages and ask that others use the name which they preferred, Istanbul. The official renaming took place on March 28, 1930. Constantinople became Istanbul and was no longer the capital of Turkeyball.
How to draw
- Color the basic circle shape of red.
- Draw the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality emblem.
- Draw eyes and you've finished.