For all their entrepreneurial spirit, there is a lack of visual advertising here in Istanbul that is most refreshing. Even though some folks had told me they found Turkish sales tactics aggressive, I have found it to be easy enough to smile and say no.
One of the most creative sales pitches I heard was from a friendly gentleman at a shop near our hotel. As we walked past with laughing eyes he said to us,
“Please come in ladies and buy something you don’t need.”