Migration profile : Turkey
Title: Migration profile : Turkey
Author: DE BEL-AIR, Françoise
Series/Number: Policy Briefs; 2016/09; Migration Policy Centre
External link: http://www.migrationpolicycentre.eu/
As of 2015, the population of Turkey stood at 78,741,053, of whom 1,592,437 were, according to Turkish statistics, migrants (born-abroad). If we add to this figure the three million refugees registered in the country (of whom about 2.7 million are from Syria), a minimal estimate of the share of the foreign-born immigrants in Turkey’s total population as of December 2015 would be 5.6 percent. Meanwhile, Turkey has remained a major migrant-sending country. Turkish-born migrants residing abroad stood at about 2.9 million in 2014-15, of whom 2.5 million were in Europe. Turkish migrants are thus, with Moroccans, the largest migrant group in Europe.
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