Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Clean turkey (discard giblets and organs), and place
in a roasting pan with a lid.
In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic
powder, dried basil, ground sage, salt, and black
pepper. Using a basting brush, apply the mixture to
the outside of the uncooked turkey. Pour water into
the bottom of the roasting pan, and cover.
Bake for 3 to 3 1/2 hours, or until the internal
temperature of the thickest part of the thigh
measures 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Remove bird
from oven, and allow to stand for about 30 minutes