The hospitality of the Turks, also known as misafirperverlik, is stuff of the legends. If you are invited for a cup of tea or a meal at a local’s house, be prepared to leave with a food baby.
Remove shoes before entering a Turkish household and always ask for seconds, as a measure of gratitude to the hosts.
Turkey is a fairly conservative country when it comes to dressing. Beachwear, worn anywhere else other than the beach, is absolutely unacceptable, and roaming around shirtless may be considered rude and disrespectful.
Always cover your head and shoulders, and wear respectable clothing while visiting religious establishments.
For solo female travellers, Turkey can be a bit of a rude shock as walking on the street may attract stares and appreciation. However, this is largely harmless. If you notice any harassment, ask the nearest police for help as they are omnipresent in most areas.
Dress conservatively and try to stay at mid or high range hotels and neighborhoods.
Always travel in groups while traveling at night.
Smoking, even in public areas, is allowed. However, please be mindful that you are not inconveniencing any locals.