To better understand how different Istanbul is...




To better understand how different Istanbul is from international gay code, I suggest a walk through gay Istanbul by night.  Despite the prevailing homophobic attitude, seduction though discreet is everywhere.

A city where East meets West, Istanbul offers a change of scenery like no other. The sounds of

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Physically speaking, I have always preferred the Turks of the south to those from the North. 

One could compare them to the Iranians who, skinny or slightly chubby, their saffron yellow skin, their matte tans, their deep black eyes cry out to your most basic instincts. With the exception of

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At first sight nightlife in Turkey might look like its equivalent in any other country in the world. However, beyond the bars, night clubs, restaurants and discos there’s a lot more variety awaiting the visitor as this short review shows.

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It's as difficult to generalize about Turkey's gay scene, as it is to sum up any aspect of a country that is undergoing a rapid pace of change, practically reinventing itself every decade. Turkish culture is no stranger to man-to-man love, as is proven by 17th century Ottoman poetry in which it was occasionally and unapologetically featured.