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Ankara



Is this a good city for LGBT expatriates? Why or why not?

While Turkey isn't nearly as closed down about LGBT issues as Arabic countries, it's still not as open as the US. There are a number of LGBT expats and locals in the area though. I don't have any direct experience. - Sep 21, 2017
There are a few at post and I have not heard any complaints. Ankara is a mixed cosmopolitan and traditional culture. - Jun 8, 2017
Unknown. I would be surprised given the climate for homosexuals outside of Istanbul in Turkey. - Aug 2, 2015
Mildly. Turkey is still behind the times on LGBT rights. - Jun 9, 2015
I would think that there are better posts out there. Turkey is becoming more conservative and Ankara is no exception. - Feb 14, 2015
There is a gay scene and though I don't have personal experience with it, my friends involved with it seem happy enough. - Jun 10, 2014
Not aware. - Apr 4, 2014
Not if you want to be open and out with the locals, but there is no outward animosity towards same-sex couples. - Mar 31, 2014
No. - Mar 30, 2014
I haven't heard anything either good or bad in this regard. - Jul 28, 2013
We met a few gay couples here, and they seem to enjoy Turkey. - Jul 14, 2010