Türkiye — Migrant Presence Monitoring - Annual Migrant Presence Monitoring (Jan-Dec 2022)




DTM TÜRKIYE, mpmturkey@iom.int
Period Covered
Jan 01 2022
Dec 31 2022
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Migrants presence

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Presidency of Migration Management (PMM), there are more than 5.2* million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory, 3.9* million of whom are seeking international protection. Most are  Syrians (3,535,898* individuals: 3,488,373* urban caseload and 47,525* residing in camps) who are granted temporary protection status in Türkiye. There is a decrease of 201,471 individuals in the number of Syrian nationals in comparison to last year’s figures. According to PMM, as of end of 2022, there were 33,246* international protection applicants most frequently nationals of Afghanistan, Iraq and Ukraine constitute another group of foreign nationals seeking Turkish humanitarian and legal protection.

Moreover, according to UNHCR**, there were 318,903 refugees and asylum-seekers in Türkiye as of mid of 2022.

In addition, there are 1,354,094* foreign nationals present in Türkiye holding residency permits including humanitarian residence holders.

According to PMM, 285,027* migrants in irregular situation of different nationalities were apprehended in Türkiye in 2022. Please see Page 4
for more details.

*Data source PMM, 31.12.2022
**Data source UNHCR, mid of 2022