I am a Bangladesh National. I applied for a Turkey tourist visa in 2014 from Bangladesh, but the application was not successful. The embassy didn't explain anything, but I think my passport was almost blank so they didn't think me genuine. Another reason might be that I had a refusal stamp of a UK visa in my passport. They put me a stamp on the last page "Applied for Turkey Visa."
Since then, I came to UK and now I am in Manchester. I have a UK residence permit. I need to go to Turkey again, this time for a medical purpose, not for tourism. I asked the Embassy whether I need to apply for visa, or I can use an e-visa. They replied by saying I need to apply for a visa at the consulate.
While applying online, it asked whether I was previously refused any Turkish visa. Should I say 'yes?' A friend told me that, if I have been refused once, then they might not issue me visa and create extra hassle.
Another problem is that I lost the passport with which I applied to Turkey the first time. If I say yes, will the embassy want to see the old passport? Do they check their database before issuing a visa to verify applicant's claim? I have all the other requirements fulfilled i.e., income, visa status etc. but not sure the first time refusal will give me trouble to get the visa.