Turkey — Quarterly Migrant Presence Monitoring (July-September 2021)

DTM Turkey, DTMTurkey@iom.int
Period Covered
Jul 01 2021 -
Sep 30 2021
  • Migration Flows
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Migrants presence
  • Mobility Tracking


According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM), there are more than 4.9* million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory, 3.7* million of whom are seeking international protection. Most are Syrians (3,715,913* 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 June 2021 the number of Syrians residing in camps has decreased by 3,183. *Data source DGMM, 30.09.2021 **Data source UNHCR, August 2021