Yes he did have to wait six-months to actually play his first game due to the FIFA transfer ban imposed on the club but it seems to have all worked out in his and the clubs favour as Barcelona have won all three of their last games in which he has started.
Turan does have a history of getting off to a strong start wherever he has played. The bearded winger has either scored or provided an assist on his league debut at all four clubs he has played for in his career.
The Turkish international winger scored for Manisaspor who he played briefly on loan for back in 2005-06. Turan scored from Galatasaray on his debut in 2006, provided two assists in his debut for Atletico Madrid and an assist in his league debut for Barcelona.