Is there a rivalry between the Asian and the European sides of Istanbul?

Zeren Ozdamar
10 June, 2014

I do not remember feeling or hearing about any rivalry between the two sides. Maybe only in jokes. But there is a fired up rivalry between the soccer teams from both sides, between Fenerbache from Kadikoy (Anatolia side) and Galatasaray or Besiktas which are both from the European side. Perhaps needless to say there is also a fired up rivaly between Galatasaray and Besiktas teams as well.

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Zeren Ozdamar

made in Istanbul, served in Cleveland, lived in Japan, tries in Eskisehir. blooming cinephile. speaks turkish and english. studies japanese.

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