ISTANBUL, May 29 (Xinhua) -- A total of 1,453 trucks on Monday went on parade to mark the 564th anniversary of Istanbul's conquest as well as seek a Guinness world record.
These trucks joined for a parade at a special ceremony organized at the construction site of Istanbul's third international airport, with a view to setting a new Guinness record in the "Longest Truck Lane" category, the Hurriyet daily reported.
The parade, organized by the airports construction company IGA, lasted for nearly two hours as the trucks went 3.2 km non-stop following seven-hour preparations, the daily said, noting around 3,000 people were involved in the event.
The previous record was set in 2004 with the involvement of 416 trucks in a project in the Netherlands, according to press reports.
Istanbul, then capital of the Byzantine Empire and known as Constantinople, fell after two months of siege by the Ottoman army in 1453.