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Knowing what you know now, would you still move to this city?

Yes - many great qualities make the challenges worthwhile. - Sep 27, 2017
Absolutely. But not before I see the rest of the world. - Oct 24, 2010
Absolutely! - Jan 4, 2010
No - Jan 3, 2010
I would, but I'd find a way to drive less and work less, so I could experience and enjoy more. - Dec 21, 2009
Istanbul is a great city with so much to offer, but the consulate has managed to make it a very difficult place to live. Be expected to pay for a lot of work-related costs out of your own pocket because they don't want to spend the money (i.e., an official cell phone). Expect to make a lot of group trips to the commissary in Ankara because of the high cost of living. Expect to fix a lot of the broken things in your apartment out of your own pocket because they claim to not have the money to fix it. - Dec 3, 2009