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.istanbul and .ist are approved top level domains (TLD) for the Internet. It is a community-based sponsored top-level domain by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and subsidiary Medya A.Ş. According to the Medya A.Ş., .istanbul will improve awareness on İstanbul's historical heritage and help economic growth by allowing unlimited and open registration of the names.
Along with TLDs such as .cat and .asia, .istanbul and other new TLDs fall into the new category of GeoTLDs.
Founded under the name of Byzantium on the Sarayburnu promontory around 660 BCE, the city developed to become one of the most significant in history. After its reestablishment as Constantinople in 330 CE, it served as an imperial capital for almost 16 centuries, during the Roman and Byzantine (330–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin (1204–1261), and the Ottoman (1453–1922) empires. It was instrumental in the advancement of Christianity during Roman and Byzantine times, before the Ottomans conquered the city in 1453 and transformed it into an Islamic stronghold and the seat of the Ottoman Caliphate.
"Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" is a 1953 swing-style song, with lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy and music by Nat Simon. Written on the 500th year anniversary of the fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans, the lyrics playfully refer to the official 1930 renaming of the city of Constantinople to Istanbul. The song's original release certified as a gold record.
It is said to be a response to "C-O-N-S-T-A-N-T-I-N-O-P-L-E" recorded in 1928 by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra.
One of the better-known versions of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" is the cover by the alternative rock band They Might Be Giants (TMBG), who released it on their album Flood in 1990. It was released as the second single from that album in the same year. TMBG's version is at a faster tempo than the original.
The sovereign wealth fund is controlled by the Saudi royal family and is chaired by the 35-year-old crown prince ...Khashoggi, a former advocate of the Saudi royal court who later became a critic of bin Salman, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, after he entered the perimeter to collect documents for his planned wedding.
Khashoggi, a former advocate of the Saudi royal court who later became a critic, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, after he entered the premises to collect documents for his planned wedding to his Turkish fiancée Hatice Cengiz ... Relatives of Saudi defector target of harassment at home. Report ... www.presstv.ir ... .
Freedom House -- a mostly US government-funded democracy advocacy group -- documents 608 cases of direct and physical "transnational repression" by 31 countries since 2014 ... Assassinations -- like that of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in 2018 by agents of the Saudi royal family -- and other violent attacks garner the most attention ... .
Combining talking-heads commentary and archival footage, Fogel investigates the widely reported Khashoggi assassination — which occurred in October 2018 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul — and its connection to the Saudi royal family.
Not so the cost, both economically and politically ... In Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Doha, state media helped deepen the faultlines and enmity replaced any chance of reconciliation – particularly as Turkey and Saudi Arabia faced off in the aftermath of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, carried out in Istanbul by Saudi royal court aides ... Reuse this content. .
... 25 most memorable dances ever, as voted for by the public, and Caroline and Pasha featured twice in the list, coming in eighth and fifth respectively with their showdance and their impressive Charleston to 'Istanbul (Not Constantinople)'.
— heard crickets from distributors ... The film, which chronicles the 2018 murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul and its investigation, implicating the Saudi royal family, was eventually picked up by the new distribution company Briarcliff Entertainment and will be theatrically released Dec ... 8 ... .