Migrant Presence Monitoring Situation Report July, 2016

from International Organization for Migration
Published on 31 Jul 2016 View Original


According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are approximately 3, 1 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking for the international protection. Most of them are Syrians 2,730,485 who are granted with the temporary protection status, while according to UNHCR another greater group of the foreign nationals requiring Turkish humanitarian and legal protection are 271,466 asylum applicants consisting of different nationalities, but mainly coming from Iraq, Afghanistan,
Iran, Somalia and other countries.

In addition, there are 422.895 foreign nationals under residency permit status including humanitarian residence holders.

*Data source DGMM as of 21.07.2016
**Data Source UNHCR, June 2016


Turkey implements a Temporary Protection regime for 2,730,485 refugees from Syria which grants beneficiaries right to legal stay as well as some level of access to basic rights and services. A vast majority of them 2,474,790 million, live outside the camps and are spread across the Turkish border provinces while nearly 255,695 live in 26 camps also close to the border with Syria.

*Data source DGMM as of 21.07.2016

International Organization for Migration:
Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.