I am a bit unsure about the meaning of "not having help in-country employment" but will assume you mean that you don't work in Turkey.
The 2014 Ikamet System Changes
Applicants will now get Ikamet for 1 year. No more multi-year Ikamet unless you are a 'very particular case', thus multi-year is now nearly non-existent.
Application Process Changes
Ikamet will no longer be issued by local police stations. You still will need to apply at the local police station, the application will be forwarded to Ankara and processed, and after 2 weeks, a new residential permit will arrive by a registered (mail) letter to your address in Turkey, and only the applicant may sign for this letter.
If you aren't home and miss the registered letter, the letter will be held at the local police station and won’t return back to Ankara.
Additional Document Requirement Changes:
Applicants must now show where they are living in Turkey, their actual address, and a document to meet this requirement can be received at the Civil Registry Office (Nüfus Müdürlügü) and it must be proof stamped.
If you rent in Turkey, the lease needs to be stamped at a Notary. If you own (a home) in Turkey, you need to include a copy of the Tapu (also stamped at a Notary) and if you are unlucky, they might request to see the original Tapu.
Proof of Funds Requirement Changes:
You need to show that that at least the equivalent of ten thousand TL is deposited in a Turkish bank in an account under the applicant's name. If applicants gets funds (pension/job/trust fund) outside of Turkey, this must be documented and you must submit proof of this income, translated into the Turkish language and proof stamped at a Notary.
Health Insurance Requirement Changes:
You can now use foreign health insurance policies to meet the requirement of having a valid health insurance policy. Translate your health insurance documents into Turkish, and stamp them at the Notary.
First time Ikamet applicants will need to apply at the Turkish embassy in their home country. (This is still being implemented at time of writing).
Applicants married to a Turkish citizen do not need to meet income requirement or health requirement if covered by spouse.