CNN's Ivan Watson (@ivancnn) was on site to capture the demolition of İnönü (Besiktas) Stadium which is to be replaced by a newer, bigger soccer stadium. The Istanbul 2020 Olympic bid committee argues building new infrastructure for the Games will be cheaper than in rivals Madrid or Tokyo because the Turkish government has already launched projects like this as part of a "Master Plan" to modernize Istanbul, regardless of whether or not it wins the 2020 Olympics. #CNNonIG
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  • cnnCNN's Ivan Watson (@ivancnn) was on site to capture the demolition of İnönü (Besiktas) Stadium which is to be replaced by a newer, bigger soccer stadium. The Istanbul 2020 Olympic bid committee argues building new infrastructure for the Games will be cheaper than in rivals Madrid or Tokyo because the Turkish government has already launched projects like this as part of a "Master Plan" to modernize Istanbul, regardless of whether or not it wins the 2020 Olympics. #CNNonIG

  • kgmentNice
  • kimberleane@hovign Istanbul (not Constantinople)
  • hovignwe and the greeks still call the city costantinople @penelopelane
  • kimberleane@hovign I wasn't aware it was still referenced as that, but my comment was a reference to the song by the same name. The first is a much better name, in my opinion. :)
  • hovignya i know the song:)) im gonna listen to it now!! @penelopelane
  • selcukburhan@hovign you can of course call as you wish or referenced as your local say. All know that it has an official name..
  • hovignYes but you know what its official name was and who changed it @selcukburhan by driving thousands of greeks and Slaughtering thousands of armenians out of the city....
  • amakarg@hovign, @penelopelane: How about #Kostantiniyye?
  • hovignnot to mention how turks hijacked you so called ottoman arcitecture which is completely greek macedonian and armenian @selcukburhan
  • hovignthat is why i still choose to call it bolis
  • selcukburhan@hovign its not completely as you said. The history is not single sided. I recommend you to search it by different sources and talk to local people not to politicians or columnist only!
  • hovignwill do gladly now search wikipedia i suggest you do the same my forefathers were from there untill driven out to beirut ,along with thousands@selcukburhan i was born in beirut, i was supposed to be born where my grandparents came from
  • selcukburhan@hovign it willk take long here. May i find you on facebook ?
  • hovignyes hovig nokhoudian @selcukburhan
  • selcukburhan@hovign i will find you there thanks and hope talk to you soon
  • hovignmy pleasure @selcukburhan
  • gris2k@caboose11 and @glorylynaquino we might have to go back for the Olympics.
  • kavehsarmadi@misspapar kharabesh kardan yadete shabe akhar toosh concerte rihana bood
  • caboose11I'm in!
  • ammarrazzak@islandabe walla kaffoo I Love Istanbul <3 .. but make sure we have enough change if we wonna get on the train for instance
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