The council of
the vilayet*; of Constantinople appointed a commission to rename
certain villages and districts which have a Greek or Byzantine name.
In each case a Turkish equivalent must be found; in the case of San
Stefano (on the Sea of Marmora near Constantinople), however, a new
name must be found as it "savors of an alien faith."
*Turkish word denoting an administrative district.
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