Synthetic yarns are prevalent. It's cheap and easier to care for. Turkey is a very dusty country, so everything needs to be washed frequently. Almost all yarns have some quantity of acrylic. Most are 100% acrylic. There are a wide variety of yarns now readily available, plain double knitting, cashmere, lurex, beaded, sequined, ribbon, boucle, chenille, and silk to name but a few, in every colour imaginable.
You’ll be pleased to know that i came away from today's shopping not only hot and tired but with yarn in hand ready to start a new Project to share with you tomorrow.