Celebrating the 1st Birthday of Casual in Istanbul...A Year ago , when we decided to begin this we had no idea what would happen? By the end of our first month when we reached 1000 visitors , we were like "oh god?!". Now we reached 840,000 visits and 1,900,000 page views and we owe this all to you guys.Thank you.
"The best Gay Blog from Turkey ! We check it out regularly to see
what's happening in the most exotic european country. Love you guys, you are amazing...
We wish you happy anniversary!
Steph & Alek "
To Steph & Alek...you guys are our inspirations and the best supporters for Casual in Istanbul.We are proud to consider you guys as friends...thanks for being so nice to us and for everything...
"They say everything has a start. Casual in Istanbul started off a year ago and look at it now. Makes you go Wow. Well, they also say everything has an end too but it is definitely not now. You guys keep it going. Make it worthwhile for all your readers out there. Congratulations Ali & Mehmet on celebrating its first birthday!! Jay & Kay"
To Kay...you're the best"online"buddy a person can have. It's good to know that you're always there for us and never forget that we're always here for you.
To MK of Popbytes...we feel very lucky to meet you.You're one of the sweetest persons of all blogosphere. Keep on wiping up the culture when it pops ;)
To Best Gay Blogs Staff...It's a privilige and an honour to be listed under the title"Best Gay Blogs".Thank you for everything and for this :)
"In a world full of blogs and sites, it takes courage to start another blog, and deserves respect and admiration to continue. Ali and Mehmet, congratulations with your one year anniversary. We are almost there to join your celebration. Isn't that BEAUTIFUL.
Kisses from Ibiza
Yann & Rob"
To Yann & Rob of Beautiful...You're doing a brilliant job and we're gonna celebrate Beautiful's 1st Birthday in few months together. Thanks for everything buddies.
"Ali & Mehmet, I want to have your children! Come to Miami and break my hymen!
To Dan...You're the only and hottest celebrity we know ;)And the sweetest for sending us an "actual postcard" for Christmas.Thanks Dan.
"Dear Ali & Mehmet ,We wish you a happy birthday !I hope to see you again very soon.Best regards Christopher"
To Christopher and all Préf Magazine...Christopher,David,Stephan and Scarlette :We love you guys. Thanks for the perfect day in Istanbul. We are hoping to see you again soon...
"Awww!! It's your first! Hope it's a great day! Glad you managed to keep Istanbul alive for me for a year - since I'm already missing it.
To Paul of Bedtime Stories...Hey Doc. thanks for nice and long chats and loving our city as much as we do. You definitely deserve all the Turkish Delights in Istanbul...
"Congratulations on your 1st year! Here's hoping for many more years to come. Your blog is the best! Todd"
To Todd of Paisley Punch...You're the real master of this universe! Thanks for the good wishes and the links.
"Congratulations!!I love your blog and the best word to describe it, for me, is a reference!!!Hugs from NUBA"
To Nuba...Thanks for all of your nice comments and sharing Portugal(which is one of our "fetish" countries).
"Happy Birthday to this great website that remains one of my favorites !
Boys, boys, boys, you're the best. ;-)
To Brice...Thank you , we're really flattered...
"Hey guys,Congratulations on the one year!As always top quality from a top site!Keep up your great work on keeping the world uptodate on the hip and hot Istanbul !
To Koos...Sorry for couldn't meet you in person in Istanbul ; we are waiting for you soon...
"Happy Birthday to Casual in Istanbul! Yours was the first blog I ever saw that had real class. It is the blog that inspired me to get started, and it continues to inspire me to improve mine. I love visiting Casual in Istanbul every time! You guys are amazing! Thanks so much for supporting me as my blog grows, and for being such good friends!
To Matty of Debriefing the Boys...Thank you for being such a good friend too.You really have good taste for picking up the boys to debrief and you're a talented writer...
To Neil of Box of Recollections...we are admirers of your beautiful country and read every single thing about it on your blog...Thanks for your kind words and more bulls and Paella please ;)
Special thanks to our dear friend and photographer Terry George...Terry your brilliant works really inspired us to do this and thank you for the infamous "kissing couple"on the header of Casual in Istanbul .
Our blogmates...no words can describe your contributions to Casual in Istanbul.THANK YOU VERY MUCH , we love you all!
And finally A HUGE THANKS for our visitors all around the world...We love what we have...and we're glad to see that you all do...
Hugs and Kisses from Istanbul