Generally I'm very text-dependent when learning a new language and I know I'll have to get over if I'm going to cram as much knowledge as possible into my brain this quickly, but I'd still like something that has both a spoken and a written component. Ideally, there would be a course that transcribed all of their recordings and included a beginner's guide to grammar and structure. Is that asking for too much?
So I suppose I'm asking for recommendations. If you've managed to teach yourself Turkish, please tell me more about which resources you used. I believe my local Borders carries the "Teach Yourself" series for Turkish; any good or bad experiences with these?
Thanks for your help!