Istanbul - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

There is so much to do - language barriers aside - but if you can't find something to do here, you're not looking hard enough. The CLO has trips organized, travel within the country is cheap and easy (before COVID), and there are so many gyms, clubs, bars, restaurants, parks, etc. - Aug 2021

If you want to. - Oct 2010

Unlimited - Jan 2010

If nightclubs/bars/eating is your thing than Istanbul has it. Aside from cafes, shopping and eating, there is little to do in this city - Jan 2010

Anything and everything. Turks are very friendly. It does help, though, to have a passion (e.g., Latin dance, scuba-diving) so as to meet other like-minded individuals. - Dec 2009

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