Latest publications on Turkey

DRC/Mais Salman Monthly summary – July 2017

Monthly summary – July 2017

Middle East

Although conflict in Mosul subsided and the number of civilian casualties in Iraq continued to go down, vulnerable populations remain stranded in numerous countries and displacement remained high. Movement from Turkey to Greece continued in July at low but dangerous levels.

Photo: DRC Refugee, Asylum Seeker & Migrant Perceptions in Gaziantep and Kilis, Turkey

Refugee, Asylum Seeker & Migrant Perceptions in Gaziantep and Kilis, Turkey

Quantitative Round - June 2017

This report analyses data collected from refugees and asylum-seekers in Gaziantep and Kilis, Turkey between April 24 and May 6, 2017. It is the first in a series of data collection rounds by Ground Truth Solutions in Turkey, under the Mixed Migration Platform (MMP).

Monthly Summary – June 2017

Monthly Summary – June 2017

Middle East

By the end of June, the conflict in Mosul was reportedly drawing to an end. Ongoing fighting, however, continued to drive displacement within Iraq and also to Syria, with the number of Iraqis in Al Hol camp increasing by 21% since the end of May.

Photo: DRC Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions in Istanbul

Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions in Istanbul

Survey Report

For this report, Ground Truth Solutions interviewed 422 non-camp refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants living in Istanbul. Findings include most respondents saying they did not know what support or settlement options are available to them. Many said their priority needs were not being met, particularly for the most vulnerable. More refugees said they trusted information from Turkish authorities than from aid agencies.

Photo: REACH Monthly Summary – May 2017

Monthly Summary – May 2017

Middle East

May was marked by ongoing conflict in Iraq, flight and continue apprehensions both in Syria and Turkey. The number of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries increased, as well as Internal displacement. More than 2,110 people travelled from Turkey to Greece by sea in May. While Syrians and Iraqis comprised the largest percentageof arrivals, diversity continues to increase compared to 2016.

Photo: DRC Trafficking in Mixed Migration Flows

Trafficking in Mixed Migration Flows

Exploitation of refugees and other migrants in the Middle East and Europe

Since tightening internal and external borders and signing the March 2016 EU-Turkey Agreement, European governments have heralded their success in reducing the number of refugees and other migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey. However, the same policies that have reduced migration flows have simultaneously driven protection concerns for those still on the move, who rely more heavily on people smugglers to reach their destinations undetected.