Turkey — Migrant Presence Monitoring Yearly Report (2019)

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM), there are more than 4.7 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory, 3.6 million of whom are seeking international protection. Most of those seeking international protection are Syrians (3,576,370 individuals: 3,512,927 urban caseload and 63,443 residing in camps) who are granted temporary protection status in Turkey. According to DGMM, as of end of 2019, there were 56,417 international protection applicants most frequently nationals of Afghanistan, Iraq and The Islamic Republic of Iran constitute another group of foreign nationals seeking Turkish humanitarian and legal protection. There is a decrease of ~50,000 individuals in the number of Syrian nationals in comparison to last year’s figures.
In addition, there are 1,101,030 foreign nationals present in Turkey holding residency permits including humanitarian residence holders. The exact number of the humanitarian residence holders is unknown, but it is estimated that there are a few thousand humanitarian resident holders.


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