Istanbul - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Huge. Istanbul is a huge city, which has positives and negatives. We met some nice parents through the preschool and British school, and met other countries' consulate employees. In general we had more international friends than US friends, which was nice. Morale (pre-covid) is generally good. - Aug 2021

Large expat community from many different countries. Morale is generally good. - Sep 2017

Large. Everyone wants to live here. - Oct 2010

Huge! Get out there and make some connections! - Jan 2010

Rather small for such a large city. Not cohesive at all. - Jan 2010

Must be in the thousands of officially residing people with all their permits. But the unofficial number is much higher, especially in summer months and full tourist season. - Dec 2009

Very large. There are a lot of foreigners in Istanbul. - Dec 2009

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