The Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü (Directorate General of Migration Management, or immigration office) is restricting the extension of short-term residence permits for touristic purposes. If you're living in Turkey as a renter, you're in the "touristic purposes" category.
That means your next residence permit may not be approved unless you have a good reason for remaining in Turkey. Whether your reason is a good one will be decided by the immigration specialist who interviews you during your next extension application.
But the rule doesn't apply to citizens of many countries.
Exceptions to the Restriction
The restriction doesn't apply to citizens of the following countries:
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States