Background and Key Findings
According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM), there are more than 4.8* million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory, 3.7* million of whom are seeking international protection. Most are Syrians (3,685,839* individuals) who are granted temporary protection status. In addition, international protection applicants from countries including Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq constitute another group of foreign nationals. According to DGMM, there were 31,334* international protection applicants present in Turkey in 20201, published annually. Moreover, according to UNHCR**, there are close to 330,000 international protection status holders and asylum-seekers. Since March 2021 the number of Syrians residing in camps has decreased by 2,140.