Turkey — Migrant Presence Monitoring - Situation Report (July 2019)

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are more than 4 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeing international protection. Most of them are Syrian nationals (3,639,284) who are granted the temporary protection status. According to UNHCR, there are estimated 368,230 asylum seekers and refugees, mainly from Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq and Somalia. Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) have registered a total of 25,458 irregular border crossings in July 2019. Turkey implements a temporary protection regime for 3,639,284 individuals from the Syrian Arab Republic which grants beneficiearies right to legally stay in Turkey as well as some level of access to basic services. A vas majority of them, 3,522,004 individuals live outside of formal camps and are spread across the Turkish border provinces, while nearly 87,280 live in 11 formal camps, the majority of which are also located close to the Syrian border.


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