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Special features of istanbul

Do You Know That?

-istanbul is the only city in the world which has spread over two continents (Europe & Asia)
-istanbul has been capital for three emperor's (Roman empire,Byzantium empire and Ottoman empire) for over 2000 years.
-istanbul is one of the first place in the world that the three religions were alltogether with no arguement.You can see a mosque a church and a sinagog at 100 meters distance.
-istanbul is the only city which is divided by a sea (Marmara sea,it is not a lake)
-istanbul is so fascinating that the last prophet Hz.Muhammed said a phrase for it (istanbul must be conquered and the the commander and his soldiers who conquered istanbul are so victorious)
-Napoleon also had a phrase for istanbul in history in one of his meeting that became famous (Who will command istanbul??)

The Rumeli city walls of istanbul

These city walls were built by Byzantium empire against Ottoman empire attacks :)
But Mehmet the Sultan the Conqueror managed to break these walls and won against Byzantium Empire.
After this victory Byzantium empire was no longer in history.
istanbul became a capital of Ottoman Empire.
The Middle Age was Finished.

The Bogaziçi Bridge

This Bridge and we have one more bridge just like this one are combining europe to asia.
You should see them in night because they have light show now.

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