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

Not sure. But a friend who came to visit said that there is a gay-friendly hammam under a bridge somewhere, so there must be an active gay community. - Oct 24, 2010
Depends on how you define "good" - there's a very different cultural perspective here - being "out" is not appreciated, but there's apparently a lot of action to be had with the understnding that a Turkish man who has same-sex relationships does not consider himself gay unless he eschews marriage and family and this almost never happens and would be a source of great individual and family shame. - Jan 4, 2010
I have heard that there a number of gay clubs and at least one lesbian club. The monthly "Time Out" magazine runs a regular column. - Dec 21, 2009