In order to apply for a residence permit, you need to have a bank account in Turkey. You can easily open an account by visiting nearest branch. To open an account, you need to provide the followings:
- Your passport and a photocopy of your passport
- A residence address in Turkey for deliveries of statements and other notifications
In some cases, in order to avoid unused debit bank accounts, the bank branch may ask you for a Tax Identity Number where you can easily take from the nearest tax office and for a deposit.