Well, a bit of more fırst hand info which was also checked with Marmaris foreign police office..
Actually what I've said earlier is justified; Tukey doesn't make more difficult to get the visa, just the contrary. For many countries including Russia
the visa have been lifted. But, staying periods in Turkey are now more limited and for instance escaping for one day to Rhodes and coming back doesn't set up the new clock.. If you spend say 30 days in Turkey, you need to spend 30 days elsewhere before returning and reapplying for visa...
though seem to have created a lot of problem and complaints , hence, the ministery is working on another regulation which is due in pretty soon.
Turkey has also made a lot of change in the residence permit
and if you have any reason to stay more than 30 days or come in and out frequently, the residence permits are granted much easyly. ( earlier it was almost impossible)
If you own any property in Turkey or if you have a boat under contract
in any marina, you just take yr passport and the copy of the contract
and residence permit
is issued for you, yr family
and yr crew.
In short, we want a lot of tourist, we make the entry easier ever, but we don't want the tourist hang on for more than 30 or 60 days (depending on the nationalities) unless they have a good reason to do so
Working permits is a different issue and as I said it's getting more difficult every day.
Hope this clear out the issue a bit more.