Refugees in Turkey

78,568 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2016 in Turkey - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Afghanistan, Iraq and from Iran. A total of 19,007 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 95% answered positively. 5 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Afghanistan and from Somalia.

In a second table below you find the refugees, who fled from Turkey and made their asylum application in other countries.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of incoming asylum applications [in Country] 2000 to 2016

The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below there are the number of recognized refugees (green) and the rejected applications (red).





Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Turkey

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2016. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptations or rejections) does not have to sum up with the number of applications, because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also they dont have to be closed within the same calendar year. In addition, asylum procedures can also be closed, if the applicant disappeared or withdrew the application.

  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Afghanistan 34,7751,2510100.0 % 2045786.5 %
Iraq 28,76312,6153699.7 % 1116650.0 %
Iran 12,1153,76475383.3 % 8121826474.0 %
Pakistan 660130100.0 % 000
Somalia 4921890100.0 % 060100.0 %
unknown 2761040100.0 % 000
Uganda 2690280.0 % 2800
Turkmenistan 20100 000
Uzbekistan 15600 000
Tajikistan 90080.0 % 800
Egypt 71252946.3 % 2900
Ethiopia 68150100.0 % 000
China 5700 000
Yemen 55740100.0 % 000
Eritrea 49100100.0 % 000
Congo (Dem. Republic) 39150100.0 % 000
Syria 3590100.0 % 000
Mongolia 3400 000
Cameroon 2900 000
Congo, Republic of the 2800 000
Kyrgyzstan 2700 000
Sudan 2629780.6 % 700
Tunisia 2400 000
Jordan 2360100.0 % 000
Libya 23130100.0 % 000
Morocco 2300 000
stateless 2180100.0 % 000
Lebanon 2060100.0 % 000
Burundi 1800 000
Nigeria 1700 000
United Arab Emirates 1600 000
Kazakhstan 1500 000
Bangladesh 1100 000
Algeria 900 000
Kuwait 900 000
Sierra Leone 900 000
Ivory Coast 500 000
Gambia 500 000
Russia 500 000
Totals 78,56818,14686195.5 % 1,0152397775.6 %





Asylum applications of refugees from Turkey

Turkey is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2016 there have been 17,010 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Turkey in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in the United States and in Iraq.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Germany 5,3839964313.3 % 3592115012.3 %
Iraq 2,611110100.0 % 000
Japan 1,14308880.0 % 57503730.0 %
Canada 1,1063927184.7 % 000
France 1,017981,0348.7 % 81210565013.9 %
Sweden 69271464.6 % 21001170.0 %
Belgium 652123923.5 % 114103422.7 %
United States 632120100.0 % 510120.0 %
Switzerland 4751279856.4 % 000
United Kingdom 4242217611.1 % 158577343.8 %
Hungary 4110270.0 % 1400
Pakistan 37000 000
Italy 335524852.0 % 000
Austria 31084016.7 % 000
Netherlands 2990330.0 % 1500
Greece 18274214.3 % 4400
Australia 160332457.9 % 126111150.0 %
Finland 980390.0 % 000
Norway 8151821.7 % 490330.0 %
Croatia 6800 000
Poland 650260.0 % 600
Slovenia 600110.0 % 000
Peru 3600 000
Georgia 340170.0 % 000
Romania 330200.0 % 0050.0 %
Cyprus 27060.0 % 000
Czech Republic 2300 000
Spain 2300 000
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1900 000
Colombia 1900 000
Denmark 1900 700
New Zealand 1990100.0 % 000
Syria 1700 000
Russia 1600 000
Bulgaria 1500 000
Luxembourg 1500 000
Argentina 1200 000
South Korea 1100 000
Philippines 1100 000
Ukraine 1000 000
Chile 900 000
Azerbaijan 800 000
Lebanon 700 000
Morocco 700 000
Lithuania 600 000
Benin 500 000
Bahrain 550100.0 % 000
Brazil 550100.0 % 000
Dominican Republic 500 000
Estonia 500 000
Indonesia 500 000
Malta 500 000
Tunisia 550100.0 % 000
Totals 17,0109093,44620.9 % 2,5402041,45812.3 %



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 2,964,916 migrants lived in Turkey. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The amount includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections of the United Nations Population Division.


(Values of the graph in millions of immigrants)