Migrant Presence Monitoring Situation Report October, 2016

from International Organization for Migration
Published on 31 Oct 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 2,758,409 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 285,025 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 26.10.2016 **Data Source UNHCR, September 2016

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