MPM Türkiye Migrants’ Presence Monitoring Situation Report (January 2023)

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Presidency of Migration Management (PMM), there are more than 5.2 million foreign nationals present in Türkiye, 3.9 million of whom are seeking international protection. Most are Syrians (3,500,964 individuals) who have been granted temporary protection status. In addition, international protection holders from countries including Iraq, Afghanistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran constitute another group of foreign nationals. According to UNHCR, there were 318,903 refugees and asylum-seekers in Türkiye as of mid of 2022.

Moreover in 2022, according to PMM, there were 33,246 international protection applicants in the country, a figure released by PMM annually.

In addition, there are 1,354,707 foreign nationals present in Türkiye, holding residence permits. Compared to January 2022, this is a decrease of 10,284 individuals.

Source: International Organization for Migration