I'm visiting Istanbul next week and I'm wondering if it's legal to drink alcohol on the street. I've heard variously that
- it's illegal everwhere
- it's illegal in some quarters which are overseen by the government, but not in others
- you get big hassle from the police (but does this apply to everywhere)
- nobody drinks on the streets anyway, it's a no-no
I'm interested in if there are some places you can drink, because I may be organizing a bash over there and it would be useful for part of it to be outside for an hour or so before retiring to the bars. If anyone's interested I can let you know more.
Thanks so much for your help!