It's not often we get the chance to read an interesting article on Istanbul formerly known as Constantinople and today is the exception as Claire Berlinski a contributing editor of City Journal
who lives in Istanbul as fact is fiction has blogged an article from the Turkish Digest. The main
thrust of the argument is concerned with pointing out the historic connections with
Greek Ruins, the Byzantine period, and the Ottoman Empire and the link appears to be
archeological - as someone who also has worked full time and lived in Istanbul I am
fascinated by Claire Berlinski's turn of phrase. Archeologist phrase - known as TAY - which is Archeological Settlements of Turkey Project compiled inventiveness of priceless endangered sites and there is an interim threat implied in this respect. "Can't go back to Constantinople" refers to Istanbul's history and
deserves our attention as there is an implied crisis with old ...fading into ... modern archeology and ... digs
are mentioned and Bilge University's Historian is concerned with the threat to archeological digs in Istanbul. There are references to many academics ... drawing up of construction plans ... also,
UNESCO claims that the Turkish Government have disregarded reports on this heated debate!
The Edirnekapi and Topkapi sections of City Walls vanished during construction of Adnan Menderes Boulevard and Millet Street ........ which is sad I guess as it seems modernity is a threat to history in and about the beautiful City of Istanbul but Berlinski winds up optimistically by focusing world attention on the problems of the City of Istanbul, no longer ... Constantinople! Thanks Turkish Digest : hard work leads to paid employment and the paycheck also soon!