February 12, 2011

Audio story: Istanbul. The place to be

There are many reasons for people in their 20s to move to Istanbul. They come looking for a job; they come looking for a party.


American Rebecca Doffing originally came for a Fulbright Fellowship and then fell in love with Turkey and stayed on to copyedit at a top English language newspaper.

Australian Melanie Poole originally came for her boyfriend and then fell in love with the city.

"It's trapped between East and West, and I hate that phrase, but I think it is really that essence … is why Istanbul is that city that everyone comes to."

Listen to the story on SeTimes: Audio story: Istanbul. The place to be

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