Hundred years of Roman emperor named Constantine decided to move the capital of his empire from Rome into a city called Byzantium. Byzantine located in the country called Turkey now. Constantine expand this town and named Constantinople, which means “City of Constantine”.
- Later on the Turks fought against the inhabitants of Constantinople and the defeat. The Turk gives this city the name Istanbul. But other people still call Constantinople.
- So until 1930 when it was officially given the name of Istanbul, the city had two names. This word comes from Turkish word meaning “to town”.