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Expat... And black in Turkey? (Istanbul)



First of, sorry in advance for the awkward question that follows.
I m currently based in South Africa but my husband and I might move to Turkey next year.
I travelled a lot on my own and lived in Africa, Europe and Middle East by myself with no problem.
But i met this person yesterday who told me about his really bad experience in Turkey ( apparently because of his skin color). He was laughed at, pointed fingers at, stared at in the streets of Istanbul...

Im always vert excited to discover new countries and cultures but i have to admit that what he said worried me. Is there any person that can share his/her experience with me on this topic?

That would be great. Thanks,


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