Short term residence permit (ikamet) for tourist in Turkey
Turkey’s short term residence permit is the ideal solution for those wishing to stay in Turkey for a short period of a year or two. The main reason for the residence permit is to give a legally chance for those who want to study the Turkish market or stay for tourism purpose for a longer time.
According to article 19, Foreigners who would stay in Turkey more than the duration of a visa or a visa exemption or, in any case longer than ninety days should obtain a Residence permit (Ikamet izni) for tourism purpose.
“Foreigners who would stay in Turkey beyond the duration of a visa or a visa exemption or, [in any case] longer than ninety days should obtain a residence permit.”
Important Note: You cannot apply for a residence permit if you have exceeded the legal period of your stay in Turkey.