Refugees from Turkmenistan

465 people from Turkmenistan have fled in 2016 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.008% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Turkey, Germany and the United States. Overall, 88 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Poland and in the United States.

A total of 179 people from Turkmenistan fled to Germany. With a total of 5 positive decisions 2.63 percent of all applications have been accepted.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of refugees from Turkmenistan

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



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Turkey 20100 000
Germany 17951852.6 % 1000
United States 3960100.0 % 500
Russia 1600 000
Poland 1090100.0 % 000
France 800 000
United Kingdom 7060.0 % 000
Czech Republic 550100.0 % 000
Totals 4652519111.6 % 1500

National migrant stock from 1990 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 196,386 migrants lived in Turkmenistan. 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.