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ciarak121



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:51 pm    Post subject: Çekmeköy?? Reply with quote

Is this a good place to live and work?
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Qaaolchoura



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Location: 21 miles from the Syrian border

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's in Istanbul. If you come to Turkey without a job or connections, you're probably going to start out in the culture capital of the old world, so why not head over to the Asian side check it out for yourself?
I will say that from what I've seen of them, the Asian parts of Istanbul (outside Kadiköy) are nicer than the European parts (outside of the old city), but are also harder to find your way around when you're new, as you'd be taking the buses and dolmuşes a lot of the time.

~Q
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Eagle Eyes



Joined: 26 Apr 2012
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Location: Istanbul

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep it's a great place o live and work...Istanbul is a fantastic city whether you live and work here or not. Enjoy it while you can! Smile
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ciarak121



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you so much for your responses and advice:)
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ciarak121



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

turns out the place I will be living is Madenler Mahallesi , Palandöken Cad. Yeni Şenocak Sitesi, A-Blok Kat : 1 Daire :4 Sancaktepe / İstanbul

Is this a good or bad place?

hope to hear from u soon

Smile
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Dedicated



Joined: 18 May 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear ciarak121,

Both Cekmekoy and Sancaktepe are situated on the Asian side of Istanbul and are about 15km from the centre of Istanbul. They are new residential areas with lots of villas. They are regarded as very safe areas with lots of green forests nearby. Ozyegin University (private) has opened a second campus there.

You will find supermarkets (eg. Migros) just about everywhere, but if you want to visit the key areas of Istanbul for a concert or cinema, it will take you about 90 mins-2 hours to get there. Don't even think about getting a taxi - it will cost you a fortune.
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ciarak121



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you for the information:)

sounds like there nice areas, 90 mins is a long way to go does that mean to go shopping or anything it would take 90 mins?

thanks so muc for your help

Ciara:)
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Dedicated



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shopping locally would not be a problem at all - there are supermarkets and small "corner shops" where you can get the basics : milk, bread, fruit etc.

Your school should provide a shuttle between Cekmekoy and Sancaktepe and they will probably provide school lunch too.

It's only in the evenings/weekends if you want to go to the cinema/concert/pub on the European side of Istanbul (eg. Taksim area) that you will spend 90 mins-2 hours getting there in the traffic across the bridge.....then back.

Turkish people are generally extremely hospitable, so get to know your neighbours, and you will soon be invited around for dinner. You might be able to pick up some private lessons in the area too. Good luck !
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