Çay Talks


Çay Talks is the most popular social event of Istanbul&I. The purpose of the event is to bring our community together--along with other communities of Istanbul--in a safe space to discuss social issues and experiences. It’s a cheap and enjoyable social activity with semi-guided small-group discussions. Both our community and the Istanbul English speaking community benefit from this, and we gain skilled and passionate volunteers from these events. The impact of CayTalks is to create an inclusive and diverse community where people can discuss their feelings openly.

For a better outreach of the program, we organize this event in different locations of Istanbul and offer a different topic every time.


  • Migration
  • Hopes and Dreams
  • Philosophy: East vs West
  • Speed Friending
  • Attitude towards risk