Crossing a street in Istanbul, supposes that you have taken acrobatics courses!
IMPORTANT pedestrians are not at all a priority in TURKEY!
There are very few pedestrians who cross only on the marked pedestrian crossings.
Do not insist, cars would rather crush you than let you cross the street.
Turkish Crossings slalom anywhere or everywhere, may lead to believe that the Turks were born with their eyes behind their heads.
Do not trust the traffic signals, there may be colorblind. It is necessary to wait for the total stop of the cars or cross hanging on the arm of a native. Fast vehicles are unpredictable.
ATTENTION AGAIN: the road rules respected are very rarely observed; the stops, the turn signals and security are optional … And yet in this chaos it rolls; pedestrians, vehicles, dogs, cats, everyone is moving forward, everyone finds their place!
Nobody gets upset, people stay calm, anyway it’s like that, you have to go.
It honks, it honks! Cars, buses, minibuses … .. It is Mozart’s symphony “The Turkish March”.