Turkey — Quarterly Migration Report (April - June 2019)
According to the available data from the Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) there are currently over 3,9 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking international protection. Majority (92%) are Syrian nationals under temporary protection, while according to UNHCR there are 368,230 asylum seekers and refugees from countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Somalia. In addition, there are 1,008305 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 the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) daily reports between the reporting period (April - June 2019), in total 73,644 persons were apprehended trying to enter Turkey irregularly while 13,992 irregular attempts to exit Turkey were registered from different borders.