I will be visiting Istanbul to see my English football team play a local side.
This will be during Ramadan.
A normal English football trip would involve a fair amount of drinking and singing - nothing as bad as the reputation of the English football fan might suggest (just as I am certain the reputation of Turkish fans for mindless knife-based violence is undeserved) but boisterous.
Is there anywhere that moderate to high levels of drunkenness will be tolerated?
Will the fact that it is Ramadan (we will be there over the 26th night) mean tensions are likely to be higher?
Personally I'll probably avoid alcohol for the most part but I would like advice to pass on to my co-travellers who are unused to different values and customs.