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«They butchered the Circassians: elder, men, women, young and child! The Russians shall not have Constantinople!” Got this in a msg from my daughter @Dina_Malvina_  McDermott's War Song performed by Robin Hunter via @YouTube 

@BBCWorld  The most fabulous church of all Christianity. The largest until Constantinople fell. The one which architecture the Turks have copied because they couldn't do any better.

Today we are united in a special way with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Peter and Andrew were brothers. Whenever possible, we exchange fraternal visits on our respective feast days, as we journey together towards the goal that the Lord desires: full unity.

Jul 7, 1920 - New York Times: Turkish nationalists capture Beykoz, right across the Bosphorus from Allied-occupied Constantinople, as Greek offensive sweeps forward into Anatolia#100yearsago 

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Jun 17, 1920 - New York Times: Allies may "internationalize" Constantinople in peace treaty with Turks#100yearsago 

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#Egypt ’s top institution for fatwas or religious edicts has sparked widespread controversy when it described th #Ottoman  control of the city of Constantinople as an occupation by @MennaFarouk91 

My most read post "Economic reflections on the Fall of Constantinople"

Splendid fireworks light up the sky over #Istanbul  on Friday as Turkey marks the 567th anniversary of Istanbul's conquest. Istanbul, then capital of the Byzantine Empire and known as Constantinople, fell after a two-month siege by the Ottoman army in 1453.

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City with largest population by year. 300: Rome 400: Rome 500: Constantinople 600: Constantinople 700: Chang'an 800: Chang'an 900: Baghdad 1000: Baghdad 1100: Baghdad 1200: Hangzhou 1300: Hangzhou 1400: Nanjing 1500: Beijing 1600: Beijing 1700: Beijing 1800: Beijing 1900: London

BREAKING: Ethereum's major Constantinople upgrade was delayed after blockchain audit firm ChainSecurity discovered a security issue with one of the changes.

Anas bin Malik (RA) said: "Constantinople will be conquered with the coming of the Hour." (Tirmdi)

Anas bin Malik (RA) said: "Constantinople will be conquered with the coming of the Hour." (Tirmdi)

Turkish Culture - The necessity of coffee: In 16th century Constantinople, not providing your wife with enough coffee was grounds for divorce. Forget sleeping on the couch, you were sleeping on the street if you didn't provide her with coffee. Happy wife, happy life!

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An ice cream merchant watches a boy give his sister a spoonful of ice cream, Constantinople, Turkey, 1898.

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An ice cream merchant watches a boy give his sister a spoonful of ice cream, Constantinople, Turkey, 1898.

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