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Istanbul: Most populous city in Turkey
Istanbul, formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosporus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives in suburbs on the Asian side of the Bosporus. With a total population of around fifteen million residents in its metropolitan area, Istanbul is one of the world's largest cities by population, ranking as the world's fifteenth-largest city and the largest city in Europe. The city is the administrative centre of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.


Fernandes double helps United avenge Istanbul defeat [Video]

Fernandes double helps United avenge Istanbul defeat

Bruno Fernandes scores a double to help Manchester United topple Istanbul Basaksehir at Old Trafford in the Champions League.

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Pompeo foreign tour in Turkey: US diplomat skips Ankara [Video]

Pompeo foreign tour in Turkey: US diplomat skips Ankara

Ahead of his visit to Istanbul, Pompeo told the French press he agreed with the French president that Turkey's recent actions have been very aggressive.

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What next for Lewis Hamilton? [Video]

What next for Lewis Hamilton?

Lewis Hamilton is bidding to make history at this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prixby winning a record-equalling seventh world championship. The British driver,who is 85 points clear of Mercedes team-mate..

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Turkish court sentences U.S. consulate employee [Video]

Turkish court sentences U.S. consulate employee

An Istanbul court on Tuesday sentenced a local U.S. consulate employee to jail for aiding the network Ankara accuses of attempting a 2016 coup, in a verdict that could further strain ties between..

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