I bought one about 10 years ago. It wasn't cheap and despite haggling I'm not convinced we got a good deal. Definitely shop around. Having said that, I still like it, it's worn well & was cheaper than John Lewis.
We spend a lot of time in Turkey and there are some lovely quality rugs out there, but be prepared to spend A LOT OF TIME haggling, once you show any sort of interest you will be captive in the shop, it is all part of the process. What part of Turkey are you going to ?.
You can have them shipped at cost, pay by credit card and you are insured if it doesn't turn up. I have had a few things shipped and they have always turned up, some of the house stuff out there is fantastic, especially solid wood furniture (which is actually cheaper than buying anything from their version of B&Q).
Never been too Side but the in-laws have been a few times and say it is beautiful. You will have a great time, we are off on Sunday to Bodrum. You might even be able to get a bench shipped for your hall .