Istanbul Facts

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It is the largest city in this country
It was previously called this
Under its previous name, it was the capital of these 4 empires (1)
Under its previous name, it was the capital of these 4 empires (2)
Under its previous name, it was the capital of these 4 empires (3)
Under its previous name, it was the capital of these 4 empires (4)
This cathedral (and later mosque) is now a museum, and its most visited attraction
Is separated into two continents by this strait
With over 3000 shops, this is one of the largest and oldest malls in the world
With 6 minarets and distinctive colored tiles, this mosque is the cities most famous
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This sultan conquered it in 1453 AD
Literally meaning 'Cannon Gate', this palace was used by its sultan's from 1465-1856 AD.
After which, the sultans moved to this more 'modern' palace
Is served by 2 international airports, this one is the larger one
Was the terminus of this fabled train service
This man, now the country's Prime Minister, served as its mayor
Is home of this football (soccer) team, the 2000 UEFA Super Cup Champions
This nobel laureate was born here
This murder mystery writer visited often, and wrote one of her novels here
This Russian marxist leader spent 4 years in exile in one of Istanbul's islands

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