One of the documents you will need, when applying for a long-term residence permit, is a letter showing that you have not received government social assistance (welfare) in the last three years of your residence in Turkey. Here's how to get that letter.
Go to the Sosyal Yardımı Ofisi (social assistance office). This is in the Kaymakamlik (district governorship) building.
Give them your residence permit, which has your kimlik numarası (identity number) on it. They will use this number to look up your record.
Ask for a letter, on official letterhead, stating that you have not received social assistance for the last three years. This must be on official letterhead, and not on a regular piece of paper.
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