In 2 weeks, Rita (my little F650GS) and I are going to Turkey, this time together with my very best friend 'M' and his bestial KTM 1190. We're riding from Switzerland to Italy, taking a ferry from Italy to Greece, riding through Thessaloniki and finally we're entering Turkey by the Gallipoli peninsula. We've put together a long list of things we'd like to see/do while in Turkey, but we're aware we don't have much time there (2 weeks), so we won't go crazy about seeing/doing everything. We'll take it easy. Our plan is that we don't have a fixed plan . We have some overarching principles for this trip though: we're not visiting big cities we'll try to avoid beachy touristy areas in the south-west coast it's mandatory to spend at least a coupe of days in Cappadocia and ride a balloon we'd love to get to the very far east, but seems a bit faraway to reach (AND come back) in 2 weeks while enjoying the ride And as I'm sure you were already anticipating, I have some questions/doubts and would welcome any feedback either from riders that have traveled to Turkey before, or from native riders... Here they go! BORDER PROCEDURES: I'm wondering how much paperwork is needed at the Turkish border to temporarily import the motorbike? (we'll stay in Turkey 2 weeks only) Haven't heard many complaints, so I'm assuming this should be easy. Is this the right assumption to take? Anything important we should know? INSTABILITY I trust everything will be fine in Turkey but I can feel my parents are a bit worried. They bring up from time to time the topic of instability: political/social instability due to corruption scandals, turmoil near the Syrian border, Turkish-Kurdish conflict... Is there something I should really worry about? CAMPING How safe it is free-camping in Turkey? I'm looking forward to enjoying nights under the stars and getting close to spectacular nature, but wondering how safe it really is... Any thoughts? I'd really welcome your thoughts on the 3 topics above, and of course, anything else you'd be happy to share. Can't wait for the 17th of May to come!!!