I believe I'm correct in saying if you've used up 90 days then you must leave for at least 90 days before you can return unless you apply for a residents permit
One of the silliest rules ever devised !!! People used to be able to pop across to Kos for a day trip get a new stamp on passport which gave you another 90 days .. So now we the spending public can only spend our money & add to Turkeys economy for three months whereas before we spent double the dosh or even treble in some cases !!! Who in their right mind stops visitors spending MORE ??
I agree with you when you talk about visitors spending.
However, I always understood that this 90 days in 180 was brought in to stop endless people that were working illegally from popping over to a Greek Island for the day, only to return to work in day-trip tour offices, emlaks, restaurants etc.
Those people took far more out of Turkey Tax-Free, than ever they put in.
Many of those people have bitten the bullet and, although they are still working illegally, have taken a residency visa without problem and at little expense. Possibly, it won't be too long before those that have earned 'Permanent' residency will be able to work legally. Then both they and Turkey will benefit.
Is it still as hard to get a work permit here,whereas years ago you could not get a work permit unless you were highly skilled doing a job a Turkish person couldn't,has it become easier,can anyone elaborate.