istanbul

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two wars (1912-1913) that were fought over the last of the European territories of the Ottoman Empire and that left the area around Constantinople (now Istanbul) as the only Ottoman territory in Europe Balkan Wars
suspension bridge across the Bosporus at Istanbul Bosporus Bridge
ancient city on the Bosporus founded by the Greeks; site of modern Istanbul; in 330 Constantine I rebuilt the city and called it Constantinople and made it his capital Byzantium
former town on the Bosporus (now part of Istanbul); site of the Council of Chalcedon Chalcedon , Kadikoy
6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul; built as a Christian church, converted to a mosque in 1453, and made into a museum in the middle of the 20th century Hagia Sofia , Hagia Sophia , Santa Sofia , Santa Sophia
Turkish terrorist organization that claimed responsibility for bombing a British consulate and bank in Istanbul; a violent opponent of Turkey's secular government and its ties to the European Union and NATO IBDA-C , Islamic Great Eastern Raiders-Front
title for the heads of the Eastern Orthodox Churches (in Istanbul and Alexandria and Moscow and Jerusalem) Patriarch
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