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On this day in 1930, Constantinople was renamed to Istanbul

On this day in 1930, Constantinople was renamed to Istanbul 2

On this day in 1930, the name of the city Constantinople was officially changed to Istanbul by Ataturk’s government, which requested all countries to use the Turkish names for their cities.

The renaming of cities in Turkey began in 1916 with Enver Pasha, one of the perpetrators of the Christian Genocides.

The names of around 12,000-14,000 villages were changed to Turkish names between 1916 and 1930 with successive governments.

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