On this day in 1930, Constantinople was renamed to Istanbul

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 … Continue reading On this day in 1930, Constantinople was renamed to Istanbul