Istanbul[is′tan bo̵ol′, -tän-; -bo̵̅o̅l′; Turk is täm′bo̵̅o̅l]
Twilight in Istanbul.
Origin of Istanbulaltered ; from Modern Greek 's ten poli ; from Classical Greek eis tēn polin, literally , into the city
- Turkish city and largest European city by population which was the last capital of Ottoman Empire.
The name Istanbul was given to the city of Constantinople after the Fall of Constantinople in 1453.The word is a bastardization of the Byzantine Greek phrase εἰς τὴν Πόλιν (eis tēn Polin, “to the City”), which is how Constantinople was referred to by the local Greeks.