Turkey — Migrant Presence Monitoring - Situation Report (December 2017)
As of 31 December 2017, there are approximately 3,8 million foreign nationals present on Turkish territory seeking international protection. Most of them are Syrians 3,424,237 who were granted temporary protection status. Another large group of foreign nationals requiring Turkish humanitarian and international protection are 344,645 asylum-seekers and refugees of different nationalities, but mainly coming from Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Somalia and other countries. In addition, there are 593,106 foreign nationals holding residency permit status.