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Some cities have taken longer than expected to evacuate all the Nephilim—the Shadowhunters of London, Rio de Janeiro, Cairo, Istanbul, and Taipei remain.
Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  largest city and former capital of Turkey; historically called Byzantium and later Constantinople; largest city in Europe
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  • Some cities have taken longer than expected to evacuate all the Nephilim—the Shadowhunters of London, Rio de Janeiro, Cairo, Istanbul, and Taipei remain.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • And I’ve stood in awe as dusk settled on the blue-tiled Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • The prison, they learned, was called Soganlik—a brutal F-class detention center located in the Kartal district outside of Istanbul.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Nevertheless the work continued the following year, and a total of from thirty to forty thousand tablets was found and distributed between museums in Philadelphia and Istanbul.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh

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  • And its name got changed to Istanbul?
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Dobbs was almost as bad as Orr, who seemed happy as an undersized, grinning lark with his deranged and galvanic giggle and shivering warped buck teeth and who was sent along for a rest leave with Milo and Yossarian on the trip to Cairo for eggs when Milo bought cotton instead and took off at dawn for Istanbul with his plane packed to the gun turrets with exotic spiders and unripened red bananas.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • In the wonderful ports of Naples, Nice, and Istanbul, he distinguished himself as the only pilot in Fighting Forty-Four who never found reason to request a night’s liberty ashore.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • So he took a bus to Istanbul, telling his mother that his intention was to become a doctor.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • Lying partly across them were some of his hiking maps, of North Wales, Hampshire and Surrey and of the abandoned hike to Istanbul.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • He felt as though he had just met a beautiful woman on a railway platform, and before he could say anything to her, she had stepped into a sleeping car on its way to Istanbul or Lisbon.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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  • It was an unlikely spot to hold a meeting of such consequence; there were no spinning computers to light up dark screens with green letters, no electronic communications equipment that would reach consoles in London or Paris or Istanbul.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Vienna, Paris, Lisbon and Istanbul.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The last fax came from an address in Istanbul.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Nine separate operations have independently converged on the city of Istanbul in Turkey.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Istanbul.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • He amused her with slightly laundered tales of the happenings in the town’s juke joints—places that were as foreign to her as Istanbul or Paris.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • One guard in that doorway had a damaged face but was still moving; I gave his neck a treatment known in professional circles Earthside as the Istanbul twist.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • I can’t wait to see what the girls do with their lives now there is no one to tell us we can’t climb a mountain in Istanbul or fly a plane over the Swiss Alps or even just take a walk by ourselves down a quiet street.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • Forward of the Istanbul-Calais coach there is only the dining-car.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Istanbul?" my dad said.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • "Then it seems," said Poirot slowly, "as though we must look for our murderer in the Istanbul-Calais coach."
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • On the table in front of Poirot was a plan of the Istanbul-Calais coach with the names of the passengers marked in red ink.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • He called to the porters and they wheeled their load halfway along the carriage on which the tin plates proclaimed its destination: ISTANBUL TRIESTE CALAIS "You are full up to-night, I hear?"
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • To begin with, I should like a plan of the Istanbul-Calais coach, with a note of the people who occupied the several compartments, and I should also like to see their passports and their tickets.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Robbie had put down his trowel and stood to roll a cigarette, a hangover from his Communist Party time—another abandoned fad, along with his ambitions in anthropology, and the planned hike from Calais to Istanbul.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Division of the material has complicated the work of decipherment, for in some cases one half of an important tablet has been stored in America and the other in Istanbul, and copies of both must be brought together before the contents are understood.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Istanbul is its latest name.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Like most of the prisoners at the brutal Soganlik Prison outside of Istanbul, Inmate 37 was here because of drugs.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • To give all the women travelling on the Istanbul-Calais coach what Americans call the ’once-over.’
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • The nearest she could find in the encyclopedia was an entry about the Santa Sophia Church in Constantinople (now Istanbul), named Hagia Sophia, which means Sacred Wisdom.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • We go way back as young hustlers to Istanbul in the late sixties and Athens after that, then Amsterdam later.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The map showed the city of Istanbul; number codes indicating individual missions formed a wide perimeter around a particular section of the city.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • You really don’t want to hear about Istanbul and Amsterdam.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Istanbul, Athens, Rome … Amsterdam.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • But the men back at the squadron never even saw any of the bananas, for it was a seller’s market for bananas in Istanbul and a buyer’s market in Beirut for the caraway seeds Milo rushed with to Bengasi after selling the bananas, and when they raced back into Pianosa breathlessly six days later at the conclusion of Orr’s rest leave, it was with a load of best white eggs from Sicily that Milo said were from Egypt and sold to his mess halls for only four cents apiece so that all the…
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
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