Türkiye — Quarterly Migrant Presence Monitoring (Jan-Mar 2024)




DTM Türkiye, mpmturkey@iom.int
Period Covered
Jan 01 2024
Mar 31 2024
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Migrants presence

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Presidency of Migration Management (PMM), there are more than 4.5 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory, 3.4 million of whom are seeking international protection. Most are Syrians (3,120,430 individuals) who are granted temporary protection status. In addition, international protection applicants from countries including Iraq, Afghanistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran constitute another group of foreign nationals. According to PMM, there were 19,017 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 December 2023 the number of Syrians residing in camps has decreased by 4,085.

In addition, there are 1,129,958 foreign nationals present in Türkiye, holding residence permits. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2023, this is an increase of 22,926 individuals. According to PMM, 58,760 migrants in irregular situation of different nationalities were apprehended in Türkiye in the first quarter. This figure was 88,437 in the previous reporting period (Q4) of 2023.