You don't need a carnet.
I have a British bike here in Turkey and they place the bike on your passport for 6 months as a tourist, you will need your registration, local insurance or a green card that covers driving in Turkey and international drivers license and a Visa (you can buy at the border).
Note that you will not be able to leave the country (cross a border without the bike) until your bike is removed from your passport. This can only be done 2 ways which is depositing it in Customs and second one, taking it out of the country. If your bike has been in Turkey before, ensure that it hasn't used a tiptrick (this is the passport stamp) as they will not let it in.
When my bike arrived, they fined me (read bribe) for the paperwork that wasn't completed correctly.
Drop me a PM or ask questions here, it is a minefield unless you know someone to get your bike out of customs , it took 2 days for me.
Riding in Turkey is okay and I am looking forward toseeing the NE also as soon as I stop working.
Good luck, Nick
P.S December is quite cold here, nothing like Canada but still cold.