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MPM Turkey Migrants' Presence Monitoring - Situation Report (November 2017)

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Overview of Migrant Situation in Turkey

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are approximately 3,7 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking international protection.

Most of them are Syrians 3,359,915* who are granted the temporary protection (TP) status, while according to UNHCR another large group of the foreign nationals requiring Turkish humanitarian and international protection are 344,645** asylum-seekers and refugees consisting of different nationalities, but mainly coming from Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran,
Somalia and other countries.

In addition, there are 591,971* foreign nationals under residence permit holder status including humanitarian residence holders.

*Data source DGMM as of 30.11.2017

**Data Source UNHCR, 31.10.2017

Temporary Protection

Turkey implements a Temporary Protection regime for 3,359,915 indivuals 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, 3,132,266 individuals, live outside the camps and are spread across the Turkish border provinces while nearly 227,649 live in 21 camps also majority of them are close to the border with Syria.

*Data source DGMM as of 30.11.2017

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