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Bakirköy was the first and only suburb of Istanbul that I have lived in. As I come from a country that is surrounded by sea, it was important for me to still live somewhere that was close to the water, which is why Bakirköy was the perfect choice for me. The Ataköy Marina is a short walk from my home and there is an endless number of cafes that I can go to and hang out with my friends. There is everything you would need – from many hospitals to shopping centres to parks to restaurants, so I don’t find many reason to need to go outside of Bakırköy. My perfect day would consist of walking to the Meydan, shopping around at all the small boutiques, before making my way to the waterside and having a Turkish tea while enjoying the fresh air.

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