Subject: Re: Visa for Turkey
Hi Marta,

I arrived in Turkey on a ship & the ship's personnel took care of getting the visa at the time. I did a Google search for Turkish Consulate, USA, & found the following info. Looks like you don't have to obtain the visa ahead of time.

US Citizens Going To Turkey For Pleasure (Tourist Visas):

Where and When do I apply for a Tourist Visa?

U.S. citizens may obtain their tourist visas upon entry at the border gates in Turkey or from the Turkish Consulates in the U.S. However, business visas can not be obtained upon entry therefore application for a business visa must be made ahead of time at the closest Turkish Consulate General in your area, before entering Turkey.

Carol in Central Oregon, USA