Country Report

Country Report: Turkey Last updated: 30/11/20



The original report and first update were researched and drafted by Refugee Rights Turkey and edited by ECRE. The updates since 2017 have been researched and drafted by an independent consultant and edited by ECRE.

The 2019 update of the report draws on desk research, field visits and information collected from civil society organisations, academia, and legal practitioners in Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara, Hatay, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa and Van. Access to official information on the situation of persons under international or temporary protection in Turkey remains limited to date.

The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2019, unless otherwise stated.


To access the report, you can navigate through the table of contents on the right end side or download the full report (in PDF) above.

You can access monitoring reports of the Turkish Human Rights Commission here.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of main changes since the previous report update
  • Introduction to the asylum context in Turkey
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • Temporary Protection Regime
  • Content of Temporary Protection