During my Erasmus in Turkey I lived in a Erasmus flat in Mecidiyekoy. It was really nice ,cause I could live with 5other nations together and getting know their culture and country better.But it was much more than just getting the culture better.We were real friends and we hanged out a lot.We had a lot of parties and also other programs (cooking, city tours,movies,going together to the market ...) I had also one roommate.I had the closest -best relationship from the flat with here.We did specially a lot together.She also tried to make my English better
Of course I had also friends from the university ,but I was so nice to get know also other people from other university and know a lot of people so I can really say,that I had a lot of friends in Istanbul.I was never bored ,even we were home we did something together.
Bahadir also organised big party's ,where the people could meet from other flats .Usually we were in Taksim.It was really awesome.During one of this parties I could meet for Example one other Hungarian,who also came from the same small city We just needed Baha to meet each other
I can just recommend to live in this kind of Erasmus flat,cause will be your Erasmus the best! U can meet really a lot of people, experience how is to live with 5-6or even more nations.I am happy ,that I choosed this type of living and wish to go there again!