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.istanbul and .ist are approved top level domains (TLD) for the Internet. It is a community-based sponsored top-level domain by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and subsidiary Medya A.Ş. According to the Medya A.Ş., .istanbul will improve awareness on İstanbul's historical heritage and help economic growth by allowing unlimited and open registration of the names.
Along with TLDs such as .cat and .asia, .istanbul and other new TLDs fall into the new category of GeoTLDs.
Founded under the name of Byzantium on the Sarayburnu promontory around 660 BCE, the city developed to become one of the most significant in history. After its reestablishment as Constantinople in 330 CE, it served as an imperial capital for almost 16 centuries, during the Roman and Byzantine (330–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin (1204–1261), and the Ottoman (1453–1922) empires. It was instrumental in the advancement of Christianity during Roman and Byzantine times, before the Ottomans conquered the city in 1453 and transformed it into an Islamic stronghold and the seat of the Ottoman Caliphate.
"Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" is a 1953 swing-style song, with lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy and music by Nat Simon. Written on the 500th year anniversary of the fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans, the lyrics playfully refer to the official 1930 renaming of the city of Constantinople to Istanbul. The song's original release certified as a gold record.
It is said to be a response to "C-O-N-S-T-A-N-T-I-N-O-P-L-E" recorded in 1928 by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra.
One of the better-known versions of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" is the cover by the alternative rock band They Might Be Giants (TMBG), who released it on their album Flood in 1990. It was released as the second single from that album in the same year. TMBG's version is at a faster tempo than the original.
Manchester United went through hell and high water in Istanbul but their Champions League... The Istanbul winds sent the Bosphorus crashing over its banks and the rain turned the streets into rivers and left water on the pitch but it eventually passed the test and battle commenced.
It’s big, bold, daft and sees Scott Thomas on brilliantly droll form – alongside a joyously shambolic Gary Oldman If you don’t know the sort of spy series that SlowHorses is by now, then the Bond-esque chase sequence through the streets of Istanbul that kicks off season three should set you straight.
Istanbul — Streets and buildings were flooded in İzmir after the sea rose and breached coastal barriers following a storm, according to Mayor Tunc Soyer on Sunday. Images showed shops that were inundated while the fire brigade tried to pump ... .
Orban’s model for destroying democratic choice, free media and an independent judiciary should not be bankrolled or quietly enabled by the EU. By MarcChampion / Bloomberg Opinion... He has been true to his word ... Illustration. Yusha. Far from chastened, however, Orban has doubled down ... He was previously Istanbul bureau chief for the WallStreetJournal ... .
CNBC’s Climate Desk Melts Away... “Personal news, as they say. A layoff, heartbreak, and finding my truth wandering through the streets of Istanbul”. CNBC has dismantled its climate desk and will no longer have staff dedicated to covering climate change. https.//t.co/XXoc3HgsSD. — Akshat Rathi (@AkshatRathi) November 21, 2023 ... *********.
Tsim Sha Tsui (main street shops) lost its 2nd ... The shops on the upscale shopping street in Milan pay US$1,766 per sqft rent annually ... The biggest mover was Istiklal Street in Istanbul, up from 31st to 20th, as rampant inflation caused rents to more than double over the past year.
The UNTEAS’ handling of Vukovar during the Balkans breakdown might be an example of how a Gaza transition could be handled. By MarcChampion / Bloomberg Opinion... Hamas would not be allowed to continue ruling Gaza, meaning someone else would ... It was awash with weapons ... He was previously Istanbul bureau chief for the WallStreetJournal ... .
Istanbul, a city that straddles two continents, is a mesmerizing blend of history, culture, and modernity ... Before diving into the wonders of Sultanahmet, effectively planning a trip to Istanbul is essential ... As you plan your trip to Istanbul, ensure you allocate enough time to fully experience Sultanahmet’s rich history and vibrant culture.