a passage from The Little Prince
have serious reason to believe that the planet from which the little prince came is the asteroid known as B-612. This asteroid has only once been seen through the telescope. That was by a Turkish astronomer, in 1909. On making his discovery, the astronomer had presented it to the International Astronomical Congress, in a great demonstration. But he was in Turkish costume, and so nobody would...
istanbul was constantinople
In 1930 the Turkish authorities came up with a simple way of ensuring that the new name of Istanbul was recognised and used throughout the world, along with the new names that were simultaneously given to major Turkish cities. Any mail that was sent using any other name was simply marked ‘return to sender’. (via)