History Quiz / Istanbul (or Constantinople?)

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Given a historical event that happened in the city, can you tell if the name of the city at the time was Istanbul or Constantinople? (See How to Play)

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Event(I)stanbul or (C)onstantinople?
Justinian the Great dies within the capital city of his empire
The Hagia Sophia is converted from a mosque to a museum
Clashes between left wing protesters and right wing groups occur at Taksim Square in what would be known as 'Bloody Sunday'
Construction begins on Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
Mehmed II lays siege to the city at the age of 21
Galatasaray Sports Club, most famous for their football team, is founded
The fourth and final term of parliament opens before the capital is moved to Ankara
The Hagia Sophia is converted from a Roman Catholic cathedral to a Greek Orthodox cathedral
Event(I)stanbul or (C)onstantinople?
The city hosts the UEFA Champions League final where Liverpool FC come back from 3-0 down to beat AC Milan
Armed forces block the Bosphorus Bridge as part of a coup attempt against president Erdoğan
Allied troops occupy the city in accordance with the terms of the Armistice of Mudros
Mehmed VI is crowned as the final sultan of the Ottomans
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge opens as the second bridge in the city to cross the Bosphorus strait
A massacre of the city's Greek community ensues in retaliation for the Greek War of Independence
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk dies aged 57 in Dolmabahçe Palace
False news of the Turkish consulate in Thessaloniki being bombed triggers riots against the city's Greek minority

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