Turkey — Quarterly Migration Report (July - September 2019)




DTM Turkey, DTMTurkey@iom.int
Period Covered
Jul 01 2019
Sep 30 2019
  • Flow Monitoring Survey
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Migrants presence
  • Mobility Tracking

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) there are currently over 4 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking international protection. Most are Syrians (3,667,435 individuals) who are granted temporary protection status, while according to UNHCR 368,230 asylum seekers and refugees from countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Somalia constitute another significant group of foreign nationals seeking Turkish humanitarian and legal protection. Like the previous reporting period, since June 2019 the number of Syrians residing in camps has decreased by 46,079.

In addition, there are 1,064,125 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. According to DGMM, 161,023 irregular migrants of different nationalities were apprehended in Turkey at the third quarter. This figure was 83,163 in the previous reporting period (Q2) of 2019.