Istanbul - a city with a great history, formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople (officially renamed to Istanbul in 1930). The former capital is the largest city and principal seaport and the cultural and financial center of Turkey.
|Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, connecting Europe (left) and Asia (right).|
|Bosphorus Bridge and the skyline of Istanbul as seen from Çamlıca Hill, with Levent financial district in the center, and Maslak financial district at right.|
Source(s): nationsonline.org, wikipedia