The massive Turkish capital, with its 15 million inhabitants, is the only city in the world that extends over two continents, along with Bosporus Strait. The position of the gay community is somewhat ambiguous. Daily life is fine for gay people in the capital, but society tends to become more and more conservative, especially outside Istanbul. On the other hand, Istanbul offers a rich and vibrant gay life, which is quite rare for a Muslim country. Gay venues are well established, and if discretion is required, even in the city center, you will not encounter particular problems, either with the authorities or with the inhabitants.
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Night life in Istanbul is huge. There are many popular establishments — some aged over thirty years old and some very down to date. Being such a big city with several city centers, Istanbul has more than one entertainment destination. In this article I can only mention the tip of the iceberg with a list of 10 nightclubs locals put on the top of their lists, in no particular order. Sortie — An elite ambience, with a picturesque view of Istanbul located by the Bosphorus with a combination of six restaurants and 3 bars, open between 6 p.
10 of the best clubs in Istanbul
It is known about the Turkish society that is conservetive in general but that did not stop gay society of growing lately in Turkey. Some, say that gay society in Turkey is not given his rights while others, say that gay society having a normal life in Turkey. Whatever the real situation is, Istanbul is a city of fun and nothing can stop gays of having their fun time there. In fact, Istanbul now has more gays facilities than the past time.