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Trouble free neighbourhoods on the European side? (Istanbul)

Dear IN Members,

My second week in Istanbul led me fearing my life after residing in Kurtulus near Osmanbey metro station as my apartment block was caught up in a very unfortunate disturbance with a number of PKK supporters (in retrospect maybe not the best of places to live in .. ).

Finally my apartment search is back on, therefore I would be grateful for an insight/recommendations of neighbourhoods that are preferably protest/trouble free. Whilst I agree it is difficult to ascertain where trouble will be brewing, a reasonable forecast based on previous incidents is welcomed.
Ideally somewhere close by to local tranport - a metro/bus stop would be sufficient.

Thank you in advance!


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