I've been an expat in Turkey for 7 years. My first bad experience with neighbors was in dormitory in the university. There was a Turkish guy who didn't bother to put on his headphones while listening to his traditional Turkish music and he talked loudly with his Russian girlfriend every night. People playing guitars at night was common. We bought a residence unit. At first it was extremely peaceful. I was naive to think that it was because of the good sound insulation of the building (dorms had paper thin walls). The fact was that we were among the first residents of the new far from town building and its surrounding was mostly empty. After several years, now we are surrounded by other buildings and our building is full of residents. If you are someone sensitive to noise like me it is a living hell, especially during covid lockdown. Every morning I wake up with pounding noises that is non-stop until my neighbors leave their houses. My downstairs neighbor literally hit something heavy to the wall (I imagine) early in the morning and evening making me to have panic attacks. This made me to go door to door to find the source of that impact sound (I didn't know at that time). He denied it. Until fortunately they moved out and the sound stopped. My next door neighbor often pulls chairs with a lot of noise. My upstairs neighbor is the worst. He doesn't work outside much. He is home most of the time making lots of pounding noises (to be fair I'm not sure if he makes all of those pounding noises but most of them are coming when he's home), God knows what he is doing out of his boredom! There is a repeating hitting sound that is driving me crazy. Sometimes he plays music for hours on his bass system. I get headache and my ears hurt. I have become so desperate that I go a long distance in this hot weather to university to study. People are talking in their balcony after midnight, dogs are barking (fun fact: you can't sue someone for pet noise here), you can hear bass music sound from cars and surrounding buildings even at night, a guy has a habit of leaving his old car's loud engine running while he's talking on his phone out of his car for a long time, children's screaming (this is the least of my problems!), etc. I grew up in an independent house and I hate living apartment life but I have to.
You might ask if I have complained to the building director or not. Yes I have done it so many times. I have gotten two reactions: some of them think I'm overreacting and basically my neighbors have the right to do whatever they want because it is their house! Others say they can't do further than warning the neighbor and police will do the same. So basically I have to find a way to get used to it! To add to this, I'm living in an upper-class region of the city so I can't imagine how it is like to live in an average or bad neighborhoods! I came to conclude that, it is not that I have bad luck with my neighbors, but this is a cultural issue here. People can be wealthy, educated, and talk very civilized when you meet them (like my upstairs neighbor). But they don't seem to care about respecting their surrounding people's peace. You must be very lucky to have good neighbors because the walls here aren't going to save you from noise either. It has been 6 months that I'm living under constant stress and I'm counting days to finish my university and leave this place.
Edit: I forgot to mention this. And one time someone complained about our noise for bringing someone to repair the faucet in our bathroom can you believe that?!