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Socialising

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Socialising

Post Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:38 am

Hi,

I will start my new job in Istanbull in August 2011. I am excited to move to Istanbul and would like to reach out to other expats currently in Istanbul.

I would like to know if there are regular clubs or meetings of english speaking expats in Istanbul. If anyone on here knows of clubs please post the names of the administrator of the club and /or the names of the clubs and when, where and how they meet.

Thanks,

JJ

 

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Re: Socialising

Post Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:08 pm

Welcome and congrats on your new job! Smile
If you google expat groups in Istanbul a lot comes up. Sublime Portal people seem very friendly and do real meet ups as well as have Forums to help expats.
As w/all these types of meetings, it's down to luck, attitude and chemistry. I hope you find some friends and contacts.


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Re: Socialising

Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:14 pm

Thanks for your message and wishes. I do hope so to... I want to integrate into my new country as fast as possible. I will also join local sports club and societies, even if I can not speak Turkish. Hope to make friends and learn to speak the language that way

 

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Re: Socialising

Post Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:43 pm

You'll find nice people to make friends with among the expats and Turkish people who speak English.
Do try and learn Turkish, there are many lesson options around- group, one to one, courses etc. Turkish people- neighbours, colleagues etc -really appreciate it when someone makes the effort and says at least 'good morning' and 'thanks' in Turkish. You'll benefit too- shopping etc will be easier! Smile
It is possible to get by in Istanbul without using a word of the local language but that seems an unfriendly, negative type of attitude! Wink
Let us know how you get on and visit us here if you need any advice.
All the best Smile


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