Synopsis by Sarah Ing
First named Byzantium, then Constantinople, Istanbul has been the center of two world-dominant empires and the cradle of Christianity. It is no wonder that this ancient capital is full of mystery. Istanbul stands at the threshold of two continents, making it an ideal port of trade. This attraction has often been the bane of its existence as everyone from nomads and Romans to members of the Crusades battled to control the city. Intrigue in Istanbul takes the viewer into the heart of the beast to explore the Turkish town's less historic adventures. Towering mosques and colorful bazaars set the scene for tales of misadventure from the fall of an emperor to the Nazi takeover of the Orient Express. Viewers can witness the rise, fall, and resurrection of civilization behind the thick walls of Istanbul.