Interesante nota sobre el barrio de Tarlabasi, en Estambul:

Despite its appearances, Tarlabaşı is a vibrant community comprising not only multiple ethnic groups — Turks, Armenians, Greeks, Roma, Kurds and African migrants – but, also a diverse array of social groups, ranging from devout believers to transgender sex workers.

That mix of residents allows for social interactions that would be considered impossible elsewhere. For instance, an informal arrangement enables workers from a transgender brothel drink tea, play cards and have lunch at a next-door café that caters to Kurdish working men. Brothel customers, however, are unwelcome.

Sin embargo, los quieren desalojar. Es un barrio céntrico, el único que no ha sucumbido aún a la nueva gentrificación y las autoridades están dispuestas a cambiar eso.