By Jim Campbell
August 26th, 2021
The History Istanbul,The City That Lies in Two Continents Resulted from the Crusades
Modern painting of Mehmed II and the Ottoman Army approaching Constantinople with a giant bombard, by Fausto Zonaro
City of Istanbul after the Fall of Constantinople circa 1500
Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the fifth-largest city in the world by population, is considered European, yet it occupies two different continents.
One part of Istanbul lies in Europe and the other part lies in Asia.
Two suspension bridges across the Bosporus – the Bosporus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, also called Bosporus Bridge II, connect the two sides, yet many tourists prefer to visit the European side of Istanbul because of its historical significance.
The European side is also the city’s commercial center with banks, stores and corporations and two-third of its population.
The Asian side feels more relaxed, with…
View original post 2,299 more words