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Definition 1: the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for istanbul in the sense of this definition

(istanbul is an instance of ...) a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts

"Ancient Troy was a great city"

(istanbul is a part of ...) a suspension bridge across the Bosporus at Istanbul

(istanbul is a part of ...) a 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

(istanbul is a part of ...) a former town on the Bosporus (now part of Istanbul); site of the Council of Chalcedon

(... is part of istanbul) a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923

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