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Istanbulball (Turkish: İstanbul), formerly known as Byzantine Constantinople-icon Constantinopleball and 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.

History

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.

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.