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(stæmˈbuːl) or


(Placename) the old part of Istanbul, Turkey, south of the Golden Horn: the site of ancient Byzantium; sometimes used as a name for the whole city


or Stam•boul


1. the oldest section of Istanbul.
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Noun1.Stambul - the largest city and former capital of TurkeyStambul - the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church
Bosporus Bridge - a suspension bridge across the Bosporus at Istanbul
Hagia Sofia, Hagia Sophia, Santa Sofia, Santa Sophia - a 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul; built as a Christian church, converted to a mosque in 1453, and made into a museum in the middle of the 20th century
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
Chalcedon, Kadikoy - a former town on the Bosporus (now part of Istanbul); site of the Council of Chalcedon
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See also Petr Pavlenko, Stambul i Turtsiia (Moscow: Federatsiia, 1932 [1927]), 102-3.
com/Diaspora/Prominent-Paris-rabbi-defends-controversial-burkini-ban-464822) reported that co-President Pierre Stambul said in a statement last week that the burkini bans were "racist to Muslims" and that the group condemned "the silence of the Christian faith leaders and especially the Jewish ones.
In these new hubs of local entertainment districts, moving pictures soon entirely replaced the earlier varieties of popular entertainment, such as the komedi stambul.
The Stambul Kapiya, A robust but elegant gateway, stands at the heart of Vidin, a quiet town on the Danube in northwestern Bulgaria.
Komedie Stambul was introduced at the turn of the century in the port city of Surabaya, East Java.
Developer eyes luxury boutique hotel in downtown Miami A former bank in downtown Miami could become a 132-room luxury hotel under plans by developer Stambul USA.
Born in Pandan, Bangil, East Java, in 1913 or 1914, Devi Dja initially performed in her grandfather's stambul troupe, but came to fame through the Dardanella Theater Company led by Adolf Piedro, who first met her 1927.