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

If you want to. - Oct 24, 2010
Unlimited - Jan 4, 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 3, 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 21, 2009