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Istanbul Gay Forum & Guide

Istanbul with a population about 12 million is the capital of gay scene in Turkey. Just as Turkey is a mixture of east and west, Istanbul is a summary of all country. Its cosmopolite life leads to a very colorful gay life; you can encounter quite trendy gay clubs as well as astonishingly traditional and local ones near one another in this city.  The rich and the poor, the modern and the old-fashioned, the intellectual and the illiterate are all here in this city, sometimes inside one another. Queers, transvestites, bears, modern gays, bisexual men, lesbians, rent-boys are all parts of this vivacious world. Since Istanbul itself is a very charming city with its historical, cultural and natural beauties, it won't be exaggeration to say that Istanbul is one of the cities classified as "Don't die before you see it" especially for gay men.

Gay Istanbul, hotel, bar, club, sauna, hamam, blue movie, cruising areas, parks, gay and lesbian friendly hotels

 WARNING  Most venues mentioned on this website are listed without the approval of their owners/managers. Moreover, some information might be out-dated and there may be some unknown changes. We can not guarantee accuracy of user comments as well, naturally.  Please use any information you see here accordingly

Istanbul Gay Forum

The aim of this website is to give our visitors the opportunity to share information, rather than providing the information itself. Visitors who have a Facebook account can use below comment section to share their experiences about gay life in Istanbul, make corrections and/or contact other gay men who know the city well. Please only write messages and comments about the subject of this page.

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Yahoo Group for Turkish Gays








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Lambda Istanbul is located in Istanbul, a non-government-organization which started the first gay and lesbian movement in Turkey. One of the most active GL liberation movement in the country.

Gay & lesbian Internet Sources for Istanbul:
Here is a list of internet sources which may help you communicate with other gay / lesbian people form Istanbul and other cities of Turkey:

Pink Turkey Facebook Group
Facebook Community Page Combining Turkish Gays. You can join the group by hitting the "like button". You can leave messages to contact other gay men.

Pride Travel's Facebook Page
If you are visiting Istanbul for holiday join this group whether you use their service or not. You can share travel related information and interact with other gay men.

Yahoo Group for Turkish Gays
A Yahoo Group to meet Turkish gay men from all over Turkey. You can leave a message to meet Turkish gays and gay tourists living in or visiting Istanbul in this group

Yahoo Group For Turkish Lesbians
A Yahoo Group to meet Turkish Lesbians from all over Turkey. You can leave a message to meet Turkish lesbians and lesbian tourists living in or visiting Istanbul in this group. 

Istanbul & Turkey Gay Chat
Gay chat channel, with necessary instructions regarding how to us the chat channel and communicate with Turkish gay men from Istanbul and all around the country.




Turkey Gay Travel Guide of Major Cities - Gay bars, clubs, restaurants, cafe shops, hamam, sauna and bath houses, gay beaches, gay friendly hotels, tours, cruises in major cities of Turkey - Click here for Istanbul Gay Guide


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Practical gay guide of Istanbul, listing the most popular gay and lesbian venues including bars, clubs, sauna, bath, cafe and restaurants as well as other gay friendly venues. Listed venues are carefully selected to avoid waste of time for short-time travelers. 
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Gay and lesbian friendly hotels, rooms, flats in Taksim and Sultanahmet districts of Istanbul. We listed these hotels after making face to face interviews with their administrations and we were persuaded that they understand the expectations of the gay people.
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11 different Istanbul city tours. Private guided and regular group tours. No credit card confirmation is required for booking these tours. Flexible pick up time for private tours by gay/gay friendly guides. Tours cover Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Bosphorus, Grand Bazaar and more
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Location: Taksim. Price: Single: 30-40 Euro, Double: 35-50 Euro
Gay owned studio flat available daily, only 200 meters away from Taksim Square providing most hotel facilities such as breakfast, air-condition, safe box, cable TV with international channels, wireless ADSL connection , en suite bath/shower etc.
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Are you a gay man visiting Istanbul for the first time? Are you a stranger to the gay life of this metropolis? You surely need somebody to lead you the way during your first few days. Somebody who knows what is going on in the gay world in this mysterious city.
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Istanbul's city gay guide, chat, forum, guestbook, personals real gay and lesbian friendly hotels of Istanbul, private gay tours, other travel and city information and useful tips for gay men stranger to Istanbul.

Online direct reservation for gay and lesbian friendly hotel's of Istanbul and other useful information about the city for gay travelers. You make the payment to the hotels after you check in. This website also a practical gay guide for Istanbul.

Sauna Bath House in Istanbul
Very friendly sauna & bath house located in Beyoglu district very close to Taksim square famous with young masseurs.

Istanbul Gay Sauna & Turkish Baths
Best Turkish Bath guide on the internet. Gay friendly saunas, bath houses, historical hamams in Istanbul including location maps and visitors reviews.

Very popular gay cafe bar and restaurant of Istanbul is the starting point of gay night life, centrally located in Beyoglu, Istanbul.




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