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Erdogan is ignoring facts to advance his agenda. When it comes to Islam, that sort of thing happens a lot.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on July 10, 2017 at 9:16 AM | link to this | reply

Re: I'm not sure but I think Istanbul replaced Constantinople after I got

Pat, Constantinople was renamed a version of Istanbul shortly after the fall of the city in 1453. And St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great, was called Leningrad during the Soviet era, named after the father of the October Revolution lamost exactly 100 years ago...And I have no idea how Putin is going to deal with the anniversary of that important date...

posted by Nautikos on July 10, 2017 at 8:56 AM | link to this | reply

Nautikos

This I did not know, but it was interesting to learn. Wow!

posted by RPresta on July 9, 2017 at 7:43 PM | link to this | reply

I'm not sure but I think Istanbul replaced Constantinople after I got

out of grade school, but the reason I am familiar with this one changed name is because of the song, the last line of which goes "Why did "Constantinople" get the works? It's nobody's business but the Turks'."  I think St. Petersburg is another one that used to be something else, something reminiscent of the Soviet era.

posted by Pat_B on July 9, 2017 at 5:20 PM | link to this | reply

yes i know Naut I do know I do get it.

posted by Kabu on July 9, 2017 at 5:01 PM | link to this | reply

Goodness Naut some of us have a job to read our free Kindle book and the Financial Times. I suppose having had such a meager education one's brain has not adapted to study anything but simple forms. At least it does show that you know what you are talking about.  

posted by C_C_T on July 9, 2017 at 11:09 AM | link to this | reply

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