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Starting my search for Housing... (Istanbul)

Hi Everyone,

I am new here to InterNations, about to make my first move away from home here in the US and I've chosen Istanbul as my destination.

I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice about where to begin my search for housing. Ideally I would find a furnished room in an apartment with other young expats or Turks but I am open to any situation from a studio by myself to living with a family for a short time. A safe part of town is obviously very important, but also easy access to transportation and reasonable rent rates as well as an area that is friendly towards gays.

Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Are there any websites other than craigs list that list rooms for rent?

Again, I'm just beginning my search so I'm just looking for general information at the moment. However, if anyone has any listings that would give me some ideas about what to expect I would be happy to look at them.

Thanks! Looking forward to the discussion,

Andy

Istanbul Forum