CAIRO — Istanbul has become a destination for many Egyptians since 2013, when many dissidents moved to the city. With the rapid transition to remote work due to COVID-19, another wave of Egyptians has come, even with tension between Cairo and Ankara at a peak.
Mostafa Habib, 27, an e-learning specialist, is among many Egyptians who moved to Istanbul this year. He arrived in October to join his wife Hana, who started a degree in Islamic art at one of the city's universities. They are planning to stay for the next five years.