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Sure they did, for many of the same reasons. Unless you mean from Spain? In that case, they did end up having a decent amount of immigration of Jewish "conversos" into the southern European ghettos.
Yeah I dont know what the big deal is, both names are Greek.Artizan said:Constantinople was officially called Kostantinniyye(Qustantiniyya) until the very end of Ottoman period. Istanbul has been derived from Greek 'Stim boli' which meant "to the city" and was used unofficialy from the byzantine period throughout the Turkish period and only became the official name after the modern Republic of Turkey was formed.