Turkey was amazing! The sheer age of the country is mindblowing and the people are generally kind and welcoming. There seems to be some movement away from the culture of hard core bargaining but it varies a lot from store to store.
My biggest caveat about Turkey is the fact that totally nonsmoking hotel in Turkey often means that no one is smoking in your room at the moment. As a person who is asthmatic and EXTREMELY sensitive to smoke this came close to ruining my trip several times. The tour guide seemed to think that MUST have a nonsmoking room means "I don't like the smell of smoke" until I had a bit of a meltdown.
This picture captures their attitude perfectly and no, there was not a balcony where the ashtray might have been used without breaking the ban.