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MPM Turkey Migrants Presence Monitoring - Quarterly Report, July - September 2018

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Background and Key Findings

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) there are currently an estimated 3.9 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking international protection. Most are Syrians (3,567,658* individuals) who are granted temporary protection status, while according to UNHCR 361,693 asylum seekers and refugees from countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, The Islamic Republic of Iran and Somalia constitute another significant group of foreign nationals seeking Turkish humanitarian and legal protection. Like the previous reporting period, since June 2018 the number of Syrians residing in camps has decreased by 36,538

*Data source DGMM, 27.09.2018

** Data source UNHCR, 31.07.2018

In addition, there are 721,774* foreign nationals present in Turkey holding residency permits including humanitarian residence holders. The exact number of the humanitarian residence holders is unknown, but it is estimated that there are a few thousand humanitarian resident holders.

According to DGMM, 69,833* irregular migrants of different nationalities were apprehended in Turkey at the third quarter. This figure was 60,727* in the previous reporting period of 2018.

*Data source DGMM, 27.09.2018

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