I fly internationally quite a bit for work, and this was my first trip to the Middle East. I chose Turkish because they offered the most direct route for the best price and the shortest connection times. I knew they had a great reputation, but I was sincerely impressed by the value I received for the relatively modest fare (less than US$1,000 round trip in Economy): a comfortable seat with adjustable headrest and footrest, and better-than-average leg room; pillow; blanket; large headphones (not earbuds); amenity kit (lip balm, earplugs, mask, socks, slippers, toothbrush, toothpaste); and two full meals. The food was really good (which I had heard from others before), and the service was friendly, thoughtful, and consistent. The in-flight entertainment could have had more selections, but it offered quite a lot and worked beautifully (and included a USB port). Lavatories were consistently clean, and included Moulton Brown soap and hand lotion. I particularly loved the arrangement of fresh white roses near the main entrance! Overall a very pleasant journey. My flights between Istanbul and Amman were equally nice, if less elaborate (due to the short duration of under 3 hours). My least favorite part was Istanbul Ataturk Airport, which is overcrowded and has terrible (but free) wifi. It's a nice airport, but definitely past its prime, and is being replaced in October 2018 by a new mega-airport several miles outside the city. I will definitely fly Turkish again, and look forward to experiencing their new hub.