Also, Izmir is one of most "Freedom of religion" cities in Turkey. Everyone knows Turkey is Muslim country. But of course there is small percentage of people who are deist or atheist. Especially, in Izmir, unlike other cities in Turkey, people have more western way of thinking. It's common here drinking alcohol at beach. But in other cities, except for bars, night clubs and restaurants, I can't imagine what will happen if someone drinks alcohol on street.
We also enjoyed drinking alcohol at home. In Turkey, except for bars, night clubs and restaurants, alcohol is only available before 10pm. It's illegal after 10 pm if shops sell alcohol to customers. Living in different culture sometimes makes me surprise but it's also interesting to know cultural difference.