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DTM Turkey Migrant Presence Monitoring - Overview of the Situation with Migrants, Annual Report 2019

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According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM), there are more than 4.7* million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory, 3.6* million of whom are seeking international protection. Most of those seeking international protection are Syrians (3,576,370* individuals: 3,512,927* urban caseload and 63,443* residing in camps) who are granted temporary protection status in Turkey. According to DGMM, as of end of 2019, there were 56,417* international protection applicants most frequently nationals of Afghanistan, Iraq and The Islamic Republic of Iran constitute another group of foreign nationals seeking Turkish humanitarian and legal protection.1 There is a decrease of ~50,000 individuals in the number of Syrian nationals in comparison to last year’s figures.
In addition, there are 1,101,030* 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, 454,662* irregular migrants of different nationalities were apprehended Turkey in 2019. Please see Page 4 for more details.

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