How can you make a tour of Turkey and not see Istanbul? Well that's what this video does. It also doesn't go to Pamukkale's hot springs, another must see spot for tourists.
What it does include is great coverage of Ephesus, shows you what a Turkish bath is like, how to buy a Turkish rug, highlights of all the cheap hotels and transportation she uses. This video visits unknown cities not on your usual tourist route. So you get a feel of the culture as the traveller talks with local people and attends a wedding in a small village.
Supplement this video with Rick Steves' Travel the World Eastern Cities for great coverage of Istanbul. Includes visits to the Topkapi palace, the Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, the bazaar, a Turkish bath house, a boat ride and a view of modern Istanbul.