Music is now allowed until 1 a.m. in Turkey. A stay in this country is an opportunity to discover the cultural richness of the cities thanks to daytime visits and evening outings.
Life in Turkey can be very lively at night and many neighborhoods are very lively and trendy.
In this article, we are going to tell you about the best places to go out at night in Istanbul.
The city has many clubs, bars and nightclubs to party and enjoy Istanbul nights.
This Tuesday, May 10, the Turkish Ministry of the Interior published a circular relating to the reassessment of the authorized timetable for the broadcasting of music in bars, restaurants and places of entertainment.
At the end of June 2021, the Turkish president announced that, despite the lifting of many restrictions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, the music should stop from midnight.
After months of struggle, musicians and professionals in the sector finally win… one hour. To justify this additional hour, the circular mentions “the approach of the summer season and the tourist activity that accompanies it”.
The circular provides for some exceptions. It is not possible in Turkey to play music at any time of the day in open or semi-open places in “very sensitive” areas (residences, health establishments, boarding schools/dormitories). Also, in Turkey music cannot be played between 00:00 and 07:00 in open or semi-open places of entertainment areas, in places where there are administrative and commercial buildings, playgrounds/sports facilities).
The circular recalls that in all cases, the decibel limits must be respected. It also provides for audits, which will be regularly organized by agents of the Ministry of the Interior.
Many musicians have spoken on social media, indicating that they see this reevaluation as a step, hoping that the schedule will be extended for the summer.
The decision was taken in consultation with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Environment, Urban Planning and Climate Change, and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
There are a variety of great nightclubs in Turkey that offer great entertainment and nightlife in Istanbul with a wonderful dinner at the start of the night and lively evenings with live music, dance performances, concerts, concerts. DJs and more.