The third teaser video for Ubisoft's next Assassin's Creed game has been unlocked, showing the date 24.06.1459, making the building in the background the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul, six years after it stopped being Constantinople. Unlock more via Facebook.
Actually, Constantinople only became Istanbul in 1923. The name was used colloquially among the locals (it's derived from Greek for "the city") but was just a nickname, the same way "Big Apple" and "Gotham" are nicknames for New York City. Both names are ultimately Greek in origin and are not derived from Turkish.