Istanbul-icon Istanbulball (Turkish: İstanbul), formerly called Constantinopleball, is the most populated city of Turkey-icon Turkeyball. He was first adopted by SPQR-icon SPQRball. Today, Greece-icon Greeceball wants him back.


The first known name of the city is Byzantium (Greece-icon Greek: Βυζάντιο - Byzántion, Pronounced "Vizadio" in modern Greece-icon Greek), around 660 BC. It took on the name of Constantinople (Greece-icon Greek: Κωνσταντινουπόλεως - Konstantinoúpolis, or Κωνσταντινούπολη - Konstantinoúpoli; SPQR-icon Latin: Constantinopolis; Ottoman-icon Ottoman Turkish: قسطنطینية - Kostantiniyye‎) after its re-foundation under Byzantineball emperor Constantine I, who transferred the imperial capital from it's historic base, Rome-icon Romeball, to Byzantine-icon Byzantium in 330 AD and designated his new capital New Rome (Latin: Nova Roma).

The modern Turkey-icon 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-icon 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 Turkey-icon Republic of Turkey in 1923, the Turkey-icon 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 Turkey-icon Turkeyball.

Recently, in 2016, it has been attacked a few times by the evil ISIS-icon ISISball, which is a sad day for the city. Now, the Greece-icon Greeceball still calls it Constantinople.

How to draw

  1. Color the basic circle shape of red.
  2. Draw the Istanbul-icon Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality emblem.
  3. Draw eyes and you've finished.

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