Istanbul-icon Istanbulball (Turkish: İstanbul), also known as Byzantine Constantinople-icon Constantinopleball which was formally called Byzantiniumball-icon Byzantiumball is the most populated city of Turkey-icon Turkeyball. He was first adopted by Hititball. Today, Greece-icon Greeceball wants him back.

Istanbulball and Constantinopleball are the same cityball, but in different time periods of its life.


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 Byzantiniumball-icon Byzantium in 330 AD and designated his new capital New Rome (Latin: Nova Roma), however, most Byzantineballs SPQRballs prefered the name "Constantinopleball" which means " Constantine's City "

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 the kebab ball.

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, Greece-icon Greeceball still calls it Constantinople. In fact, a lot of people do.

Hosted Eurovision in 2004.

History before Ottoman rule

When SPQR-icon SPQRball split into the Western Roman Empire-icon Western Roman Empireball and the Byzantine-icon Byzantine Empireball, Byzantine-icon Byzantine Empireball made Byzantine Constantinople-iconConstantinopleball its capital city. Constantinopleball was very rich and was famed for its defense although in 1204 it was taken and sacked by Crusader-icon the Crusaders and for a while numerous sections of the fractured Crusader Constantinople-icon Crusader Constantinopleball were controlled by the Crusader-icon Crusaders and the Latin Empire-icon Latin Empire and competing byzantine and greek factions until the Byzantine Empire took back Constantinople, but after the retaking of Constantinopleball, Constantinople became poor and had a bad economy from all the years of Latin heresy misrule and only it recovered a bit. This decline led to Constantinople slowly being anchlussed by the Ottoman-icon Ottoman Empire over the 15th century until Constantinople finally fell to the Ottomanball..

How to draw Istanbulball

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

How to draw Constantinopleball

  1. Draw a red countryball
  2. Made a yellow cross to the left of it Scania-icon (like the nordic countries)
  3. On the right side of the cross draw a yellow rectangle and draw a cross on it.
  4. Draw a yellow symbol on each side of the yellow nordic cross
  5. Draw the eyes and eyepatch holder and you've finished.