How much of a muslim country is Turkey, compared to other Arab countries?

I'm traveling to Turkey in the next couple of months to study dentistry, How's life there compared to other Arab countries? and How much of a "muslim country" is it?

Top Answer:

of course in general less islamic than arab countries. but like every other countries, there are conservative cities and more seculer cities. and it can be change even in the city.

for example, as a tourist probably you will visit to istanbul/sultanahmet, fatih. fatih is most conservative district in istanbul. but if you take a tram from sultanahmet and go to ortaköy, everything change.

this. mayoral election result map in istanbul. red and blue secular, orange is akp (erdogan's party)

and universities are more seculer of course. hijab girls are minorities in there. i can say far leftist freaks control most universities.

I'm actually moving to Trabzon, Studying in KTU.....

trabzon people is conservative but better than arab countries of course. city is safe, no terror, low level crime. turkish students love foreigners. you can feel popular.

nature is good. you should visit sümele manastırı, uzungöl.

ps. dont insult trabzonspor anywhere (football team of trabzon) and don't support fenerbahce. they can beat you just because you do that.

What are you doing in Trabzon if you want to avoid islam. It is one of the most conservative cities in Turkey and also people there are all gun freaks. Terrible choice op you dun goofed.

What are you doing in Trabzon if you want to avoid islam.
yea op, wtf are you doin?
It is one of the most conservative cities in Turkey
true.
and also people there are all gun freaks
true but they don't kill eachother dude. they just produce guns, love guns but crime rate is low.

op you should be fine. trabzon is very convervative but there are beaches woman wearing bikinis in the city. you can even find red light district in trabzon. (google "çömlekçi") it's not raqqa lel.

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I see you have done your research well. First of all, it's not an Arab country. Turks are not Arabs. Secondly, big cities are very secular. I'm not even Turkish and I know this.

, I made a mistake. Turns out i'm going to Adapazarı, Sakarya.

first good news. at least you can go to istanbul at weekends now.

bad news is sakarya is very conservative(not kind of european or american conservatism) islamic as hell, and a bad place with nowhere to have fun.
you can find friends in school, but it's also a gamble. i can't be good friends with anatolians in turkey as they are not trustworthy imo.

Where are you from origanally?

Half asian murican, I lived in Israel most my life with my parents, My two choices were either to go to turkey or to go to Jordan.

That's some pretty good information. This question might sound dumb, But how are social aspects there? (Parties,clubs,ETC...)

how are social aspects there
pretty stuff. people mostly drink tea and smoke nargile. if you want drink alcohol you can find good pubs. but clubs? i cant recommend.

there are a few clubs in trabzon. expensive, you can't enter without dam (dam means gf) and bad music in there.

example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-eI66zxI88

but, probably erasmus groups make student parties but not sure.

you can go to batum-georgia btw. 7 euro for one way ticket. (1.5 hour away)

damn, that sounds pretty bad....
Batum-Georgia
I don't really know i'll have free time to go there.,,,,
Dam
Wait, i thought people there were muslims. Isn't it "haram" to have a GF? Oh and also how are Women there? are they Religious and stuff or do they not care? I'm really sick of how males and females interact in arab countries it's like they're afraid of each other or something.

I'm really sick of how males and females interact in arab countries
arab countries
arab

dude...

Arab
Oh sorry, meant muslim.

Isn't it "haram" to have a GF?
You need to learn more about "Turkish Islam"

i lived in israel
keep it quiet mate. write it down and bury that sentence and speak never again.

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