Türkiye — Migrant Presence Monitoring - Quarterly Migrant Presence Monitoring (Oct-Dec 2023)




DTM Turkey, DTMTurkey@iom.int
Period Covered
Oct 01 2023
Dec 31 2023
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Migrants presence

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Presidency of Migration Management (PMM), there are more than 4.6 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory, 3.5 million of whom are seeking international protection. Most are Syrians (3,214,7801 individuals) who are granted temporary protection status. In addition, international protection applicants from countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Ukraine constitute another group of foreign nationals. According to PMM, there were 19,0172 international protection applicants present in Türkiye in 2023, published annually.

Moreover, according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there were 296,6853 refugees and asylum-seekers in Türkiye as of 2023. Since September 2023 the number of Syrians residing in camps has decreased by 10,853.

In addition, there are 1,107,0324 foreign nationals present in Türkiye, holding residence permits. Compared to third quarter of 2023, this is a decrease of 66,981 individuals. According to PMM, 88,4375 migrants in irregular situation of different nationalities were apprehended in Türkiye in the fourth quarter. This figure was 93,7916 in the previous reporting period (Q3) of 2023.