Is Turkey Gay friendly 6 Jan , We stayed in a small private apartment near Tophane tram station very close to Firuz Aga Hammam rather gay one to some extent rented through vrbo. At first we stayed together with my friends, then they left and the remaining time I spent alone. We participated in Bear Weekend in Istanbul. Sometimes we brought to us men from Taksim Park. Now I see it wasn't a good idea. But we never kissed in the street or went holding hands or whatever like that.
Then one night at 1: I didn't see them before. You have big problem. Give us money and leave our house". I was shocked and scared, but didn't give them a lira and told them to go away or I would call the police. They laughed, but left. The owner of the apartment knew details of the incident, but didn't help. So in a shock moved to a hotel not far from Gulhane Park in Old City. I left a negative review on owner's apartment. The area isn't safe and bohemian at all.
The neighbors aren't hospitable. Even if you say "Iyi aksamlar" "Good evening" every time you meet them when climbing the house staircase, they think they can interfere in your private life. The steep spiral staircase in the house is mostly unlighted during nighttime and it has no safety fence on the top floors, so there is a risk to accidentally fall down and break your neck. There is a gape between the window panes opposite the sleeping area in the flat.
And there was no heating during the cold nights of late September, so I got a cold. Besides, there are no thick non-transparent curtains to keep your privacy and everyone from the opposite house can watch everything happening in your flat.
The cooktop is quite weak, and it takes almost half an hour to cook your scrambled eggs. According to the policies of this site I wasn't allowed to describe the horrible incident happened to me in this property, but to make a long story short I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. This was a very very risky behaviour. The result of inviting home strangers met around was an aggression , he said. But this is not our fault.
There s no point in taking revenge of us by writing such a feed back.. Cihangir area is very safe, as any istanbul guide can easily confirm. But it s islamic, and this guest was not discreet at all. It is very unfair to find out problems about our apt These are other evidences: